Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Francois Barbé de Marbois

I have much confidence that we shall proceed successfully for ages to come; and that .. it will be seen that the larger the extent of country, the more firm it’s republican structure, if founded, not on conquest, but in principles of compact & equality. my hope of it’s duration is built much on the enlargement of the resources of life going hand in hand with the enlargement of territory.

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Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Francois Barbé de Marbois
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Date
June 14, 1817
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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