Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Frances Wright

the march of events has not been such as to render it’s completion practicable within the limits of time allotted to me; and I leave it’s accomplishment as the work of another generation. and I am cheared when I see that on which it is devolved, taking it up with so much good will and such mind engaged in it’s encouragement. the abolition of the evil is not impossible: it ought never therefore to be despaired of. every plan should be adopted, every experiment tried, which may do something towards the ultimate object.

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Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Frances Wright
Date Range
Date
August 7, 1825
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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