Extract from Thomas Jefferson’s Batture Pamphlet, The Proceedings of the Government of the United States, in Maintaining the Public Right to the Beach of the Mississippi, adjacet to New-Orleans, against the Intrusion of Edward Livingston, prepared for the use of Counsel

The wise know their weakness too well to assume infallibility: and he who knows most, knows best how little he knows.

Printed text (DS); with emendations and an appended list of errata in TJ's hand. Printed text (DLC); with emendations in TJ’s hand but no appended list of errata. Noted at PTJRS, 4:520.
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Thomas Jefferson
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February 25, 1812
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Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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