Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Charles W. F. Dumas

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.
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May 6, 1786
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