Extract from Benjamin Rush to James Currie

It is expected that Mr. Washington will retire next fall. If so, the contest for his successor will be between Mr. Adams and Mr. Jefferson. The former is devoted to monarchy in all its forms and consequences. The latter is a pure republican, enlightened at the same time in chemistry, natural history, and medicine. He is, in a word, a Citizen of the World and the friend of universal peace and happiness.

Published in L.H. Butterfield, ed. Letters of Benjamin Rush (1951), 2:779.
Author
Benjamin Rush
Recipient
James Currie
Date Range
Date
July 26, 1796
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson