Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Peter Carr

above all things lose no occasion of exercising your dispositions to be grateful to be generous, to be charitable, to be humane, to be true, just, firm, orderly, couragious etc. consider every act of this kind as an exercise which will strengthen your moral faculties, & increase your worth.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 12:14–19.
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August 10, 1787
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