Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Charles W. F. Dumas
|Paris May 6. 1786.|
the English are still our enemies ... the spirit existing there, and rising in America, has a very lowering aspect. to what events it may give birth, I cannot foresee. we are young, and can survive them; but their rotten machine must crush under the trial.
PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 9:462–3.
May 6, 1786