Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies: From the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3

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F. Carr, and Company, 1829
 

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Page 437 - I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Page 324 - It would give you a fever were I to name to you the apostates who have gone over to these heresies, men who were Samsons in the field and Solomons in the council, but who have had their heads shorn by the harlot England.
Page 486 - There is on the globe one single spot, the possessor of which is our natural and habitual enemy. It is New Orleans, through which the produce of three-eighths of our territory must pass to market, and from its fertility it will ere long yield more than half of our whole produce, and contain more than half of our inhabitants.
Page 506 - The Constitution has made no provision for our holding foreign territory, still less for incorporating foreign nations into our Union. The executive in seizing the fugitive occurrence which so much advances the good of their country, have done an act beyond the Constitution.
Page 507 - ... throw themselves on their country for doing for them unauthorized what we know they would have done for themselves, had they been in a situation to do it.
Page 27 - I set out on this ground, which I suppose to be self-evident, that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living ; that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it.
Page 486 - Not so can it ever be in the hands of France: the impetuosity of her temper, the energy and restlessness of her character, placed in a point of eternal friction with us, and our character, which, though quiet and loving peace and the pursuit of wealth, is...
Page 433 - Let the General Government be reduced to foreign concerns only, and let our affairs be disentangled from those of all other nations, except as to commerce, which the merchants will manage the better, the more they are left free to manage for themselves, and our General Government may be reduced to a very simple organization, and a very unexpensive one ,• a few plain duties to be performed by a few servants.
Page 481 - On their part, they have retired into the judiciary as a stronghold. There the remains of federalism are to be preserved and fed from the treasury, and from that battery all the works of republicanism are to be beaten down and erased.
Page 28 - The second generation receives it clear of the debts and incumbrances of the first, the third of the second, and so on. For if the first could charge it with a debt, then the earth would belong to the dead and not to the living generation. Then, no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its own existence.

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