Title page from The Works, vol. 11 (Correspondence and Papers 1808-1816)

Part of: The Works of Thomas Jefferson, 12 vols. The Works, vol. 11 (Correspondence and Papers 1808-1816)

Volume 11 of the “Federal Edition” of Jefferson’s works in 12 volumes edited by Paul Leicester Ford in 1904-05. This volume contains the correspondence and papers from 1808-1816.

Key Quotes

Money & Banking

The system of banking we have both equally and ever reprobated. I contemplate it as a blot left in all our constitutions, which, if not covered, will end in their destruction, which is already hit by the gamblers in corruption, and is sweeping away in its progress the fortunes and morals of our…

Money & Banking

“After the solemn decision of Congress against the renewal of the charter of the bank of the United States, and the grounds of that decision, (the want of constitutional power,) I had imagined that question at rest, and that no more applications would be made to them for the incorporation of banks.…