Title page from The Works, vol. 9 (1799-1803)

Part of: The Works of Thomas Jefferson, 12 vols. The Works, vol. 9 (1799-1803)

Volume 9 of the “Federal Edition” of Jefferson’s works in 12 volumes edited by Paul Leicester Ford in 1904-05. This volume contains various letters and papers as well as his “Inaugural Address” as President.

Key Quotes


War, indeed, and untoward events, may change this prospect of things, and call for expenses which the imposts could not meet; but sound principles will not justify our taxing the industry of our fellow citizens to accumulate treasure for wars to happen we know not when, and which might not perhaps…