Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Spencer Roane

the revolution of 1800 ... was as real a revolution in the principles of our government as that of 76. was in it’s form; not effected indeed by the sword, as that, but by the rational and peaceable instrument of reform, the suffrage of the people.

RC (PWacD: Sol Feinstone Collection, on deposit PPAmP); water-stained, with missing text supplied from PoC; at foot of first page: “Judge Roane”. PoC (DLC); several words faint.
Thomas Jefferson
Spencer Roane
Date Range
September 6, 1819
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson