Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams
|Monticello Aug. 1. 16.|
bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. education & free discussion are the antidotes of both. we are destined to be a barrier against the returns of ignorance and barbarism.
RC (MHi). Published in PTJRS, 10:284–6.
August 1, 1816