Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Marquis de Chastellux
|Paris June 7. 1785.|
I beleive the Indian then to be in body & mind equal to the whiteman. I have supposed the black man, in his present state, might not be so. but it would be hazardous to affirm that, equally cultivated for a few generations, he would not become so.
PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 8:184–86.
June 7, 1785