Extract from Thomas Jefferson to David Williams

altho’ we have, in the old countries of Europe, the lesson of their experience, to warn us, yet I am not satisfied we shall have the firmness & wisdom to profit by it. the general desire of men to live by their heads rather than their hands, & the strong allurements of great cities to those who have any turn for dissipation, threaten to make them here, as in Europe, the sinks of voluntary misery.

FC (DLC).
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
David Williams
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Date
January 1, 1815 to December 31, 1815
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Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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