Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to DeWitt Clinton, 6 April 1821

Monticello Apr. 6. 21.

Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to Governor Clinton for the Canal Report he has been so kind as to send him and congratulates him on the prospect of a succesful accomplishment of this most splendid undertaking—it will be an example & lesson to mankind how much better it is to spend their spare money on canals, roads & other such works ameliorating the condition of man, than in wars which bow him to the earth with misery, devastation & death. he salutes him with friendship and respect.

NNC: De Witt Clinton Papers.

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