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Letter, 1801 March 23, Philad[elphi]a, [Pennsylvania] to Thomas Jefferson, n.p.

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Author: Magoffin, James
Abstract: Sends copy of Chipman's Principles of Government after hearing Jefferson speak favorably of it; was led by Jefferson's remarks to a perusal of the work; tendency of mass of people to receive principles second hand retards the progress of truth; men follow the beaten paths of antiquity even if incorrect rather than conduct deliberate research; truth demands only a candid search and always rewards laborer; prosperity of Philadelphia increasing due to hopes of reaching an understanding with France;
Issued Date: 1801-03-23
Subjects: Chipman, Nathaniel, 1752-1843
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/14836
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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