Extract from Thomas Jefferson to the Tammany Society of Washington

aware of the tendency of power to degenerate into abuse, the worthies of our own country have secured it’s independence by the establishment of a constitution & form of Government for our nation calculated to prevent as well as to correct abuse.

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Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Tammany Society of Washington
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Date
March 2, 1809
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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