Thomas Jefferson Quote

At the time we were funding our national debt, we heard much about "a public debt being a public blessing"; that the stock representing it was a creation of active capital for the aliment of commerce, manufactures and agriculture. This paradox was well adapted to the minds of believers in dreams.


Memoirs, 4: Correspondence and Private Papers (ed. 1829)

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At the time we were funding our national debt, we heard much about a public debt being a public blessing; that the stock representing it was a...

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At the time we were funding our national debt, we heard much about a public debt being a public blessing; that the stock representing it was a...

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At the time we were funding our national debt, we heard much about a public debt being a public blessing; that the stock representing it was a...

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At the time we were funding our national debt, we heard much about a public debt being a public blessing; that the stock representing it was a...