Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John McVickar, 30 March 1826

Monticello Mar. 30. 26.

I thank you, Sir, for the treatise of mr McCulloch, and your much approved republication of it. long withdrawn from the business of the world, and little attentive to it’s proceedings, I rarely read any thing requiring a very strenuous application of the mind, and none requires it more than the subject of political Economy. I rejoice nevertheless to see that it is beginning to be cultivated in our schools. no country on earth requires a sound intelligence of it more than ours. the rising generation will, I hope be qualified to act on it understandingly, and to correct the errors of their predecessors. with my thanks be pleased to accept the assurance of my great respect

Th: Jefferson

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