Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison

we should then have only to include the North in our confederacy, which would be of course in the first war, and we should have such an empire for liberty as she has never surveyed since the creation: & I am persuaded no constitution was ever before so well calculated as ours for extensive empire & self government.

RC (DLC). Published in PTJRS, 1:168–70.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
James Madison
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Date
April 27, 1809
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Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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