Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Jacob De La Motta

Th: Jefferson returns his thanks ... for the eloquent discourse on the Consecration of the Synagogue of Savannah ... it excites in him the gratifying reflection that his own country has been the first to prove to the world two truths, the most salutary to human society, that man can govern himself, and that religious freedom is the most effectual Anodyne against religious dissension.

PoC (DLC).
Date Range
September 1, 1820