Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours

what is practicable must often controul what is pure theory; and the habits of the governed determine in a great degree what is practicable.

PoC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 36:390-92.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours
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Date
January 18, 1802
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Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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