Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Waterhouse

I am anxious to see the doctrine of one god commenced in our state. but the population of my neighborhood is too slender, and is too much divided into other sects to maintain any one Preacher well. I must therefore be contented to be an Unitarian by myself, altho I know there are many around me who would become so if once they could hear the question fairly stated.

RC (MeHi: Fogg Collection of Autographs); addressed: “Doctr Benjamin Waterhouse Cambridge Mass.”
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Benjamin Waterhouse
Date Range
Date
January 8, 1825
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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