Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Peter Carr

be good, be learned, & be industrious, & you will not want the aid of travelling to render you precious to your country, dear to your friends, happy within yourself. I repeat my advice to take a great deal of exercise, & on foot. health is the first requisite after morality.

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