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Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Randolph, 25 Aug. 1775 [Quote]

I am sincerely one of those, & would rather be in dependance on Gr. Br. properly limited than on any nation upon earth, or than on no nation. but I am one of those too who rather than submit to the right of legislating for us assumed by the British parl. & which late experience has shewn...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to George Rogers Clark, 25 Dec. 1780 [Quote]

we shall divert through our own Country a branch of commerce which the European States have thought worthy of the most important struggles and sacrifices, and in the event of peace on terms which have been contemplated by some powers we shall form to the American union a barrier against the...