Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Hollins

the eyes of the virtuous, all over the earth, are turned with anxiety on us, as the only depositories of the sacred fire of liberty, and that our falling into anarchy would decide forever the destinies of mankind, and seal the political heresy that man is incapable of self government.

PoC (DLC). Published in PTJRS, 3:606.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
John Hollins
Date Range
Date
May 5, 1811
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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