Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Richard Rush

the eyes of our citizens are not yet sufficiently open to the true cause of our distresses. they ascribe them to every thing but their true cause, the banking system; a system, which, if it could do good in any form, is yet so certain of leading to abuse, as to be utterly incompatible with the public safety and prosperity. at present all is confusion, uncertainty and panic.

RC (NhD). PoC (DLC).
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Richard Rush
Date Range
Date
June 22, 1819
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson