Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell

were it necessary to give up either the Primaries or the University, I would rather abandon the last. because it is safer to have a whole people respectably enlightened, than a few in a high state of science and the many in ignorance. this last is the most dangerous state in which a nation can be. the nations and governments of Europe are so many proofs of it.

RC (ViU).
Date Range
January 13, 1823 to January 14, 1823