Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Armstrong
|Washington May 2. 08.|
this measure, attempted at a former session, was pressed at the last, and might I think have been carried by a small majority. but considering that great innovations should not be forced on a slender majority,1 and seeing that the general opinion2 is sensibly rallying to it, it was thought better to let it lie over to the next session, when I trust it will be passed.