Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Levi Lincoln

disapproving myself of transferring the honors and veneration for the great birthday of our republic, to any individual, or of dividing them with individuals, I have declined letting my own birthday be known, & have engaged my family not to communicate it. this has been the uniform answer to every application of the kind.

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Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Levi Lincoln
Date Range
Date
August 30, 1803
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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