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Memoirs By Thomas Jefferson

Publication Date: 1829

These volumes begin with a short fragment concerning (Jefferson) himself, drawn up at the age of seventy-seven; and close with a... journal kept by him while Secretary of State during Washington's administration. The rest consists exclusively of a voluminous correspondence, ranging from 1775, after the blood had been spilt at Boston, to June 1826, ten days only before his death. Includes Jefferson's famous letter to Benjamin Rush, in which he declared, "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." #0186-0189

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