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QOD

Posted in Government & Politics,History by sosipater on September 8, 2006

“[A] rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute
interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping
the government honest and unoppressive.”

— Thomas Jefferson (letter to Marquis de Lafayette, 4 November
1823)

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Memorial Edition,
Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., vol. 15 (491)

Interesting local sidenote, a sword that once belonged to the Marquis de Lafayette is housed at the Georgia Historical Society here in Savannah,GA.  He gave it away as a gift in the 1820’s when he came back over from France to tour the country he helped liberate.

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