Thomas Jefferson: Founding Father Quote

Thomas Jefferson Quote
United States Founding Father

Quote 936 details Share on Google+ - Quote 936 Linked In Share Button - Quote 936 The desire to preserve our country from the calamities and ravages of war, by cultivation a disposition, and pursing a conduct, conciliatory and friendly to all nations, has been sincerely entertained and faithfully followed. It was dictated by the principles of humanity, the precepts of the gospel, and the general wish of our country, and it was not to be doubted that the Society of Friends, with whom it is a religious principle, would sanction it by their support.

Thomas Jefferson: letter to Messrs. Thomas, Ellicot November 13, 1807
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