Thomas Jefferson Quote

If a due participation of office is a matter of right, how are vacancies to be obtained? Those by death are few; by resignation, none.


Letter to Elias Shipman and others of New Haven (12 July 1801). Often misquoted as, "few die and none resign". - First Presidential Administration (1801-1805)

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If a due participation of office is a matter of right, how are vacancies to be obtained? Those by death are few; by resignation, none.

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If a due participation of office is a matter of right, how are vacancies to be obtained? Those by death are few; by resignation, none.

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If a due participation of office is a matter of right, how are vacancies to be obtained? Those by death are few; by resignation, none.

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If a due participation of office is a matter of right, how are vacancies to be obtained? Those by death are few; by resignation, none.