Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell
|Poplar Forest Nov. 28. 20.|
what is wanting to restore us to our station among our confederates? not more money from the people. enough has been raised by them, and appropriated to this very object. it is that it should be employed understandingly, and for their greatest good. that good requires that, while they are instructed in general, competently to the common businesses of life, others should employ their genius with necessary information, to the useful arts, to inventions for saving labor and increasing our comforts, to nourishing our health, to civil government, military science &c.