The Louisiana memorial abridged.
|Power despotic is infernal|
|Freedom is a right eternal.|
|Unchangeable in every time|
|For every people, & for every clime.|
|This Truth your ancestors profess’d.|
|And bled to make their country bless’d.|
|Why unto us the boon denied?|
|Oh spread lov’d Freedom far & wide.|
|Receive us to your arms as Brothers|
|And grant us to make slaves of others.|
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.