Jefferson and the Founding
The principles of Jefferson are the definitions and
axioms of free society.… All honor to
Abraham Lincoln, April 6, 1859
In extracting the pure principles which [Jesus] taught…
we must reduce our volume to the simple evangelists, select,
even from them, the very words only of Jesus… [and] there
will be found remaining the most sublime and benevolent
code of morals which has ever been offered to man.
Jefferson to John Adams, October 12, 1813
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Publication information: Book title: Bonds of Affection: Civic Charity and the Making of America--Winthrop, Jefferson, and Lincoln. Contributors: Matthew S. Holland - Author. Publisher: Georgetown University Press. Place of publication: Washington, DC. Publication year: 2007. Page number: 89.
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