Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell

man … feels that he is a participator in the government of affairs not merely at an election, one day in the year, but every day; when there shall not be a man in the state who will not be a member of some one of it’s councils, great or small, he will let the heart be torn out of his body sooner than his power be wrested from him by a Caesar or a Bonaparte.

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Thomas Jefferson
Joseph C. Cabell
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February 2, 1816
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