Sunday, December 30, 2012

Jefferson's Prophesy

President Jefferson’s instincts were known to be against human slavery.  From Edmond Bacon’s new work on Jefferson appears the following prophesy:

“No servants ever had a kinder master than Jefferson’s.  He did not like slavery.  I have heard him talk a great deal about it.  He always though it a bad system.  I have heard him prophesy that we should have just such trouble with it as we are having now.

Similar prediction[s] have been made by nearly all the founds of the republic.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 3

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