Time and accident are committing daily havoc on the originals of the valuable historical and State papers deposited in our public offices The late war has done the work of centuries in this business. The last cannot be recovered but let us save what remains not by vaults and locks which fence them from the public eye and use in consigning them to the waste of time but by such a multiplication of copies as shall place them beyond the reach of accident.
The most comprehensive one-volume selection of Jefferson ever published. Contains the "Autobiography," "Notes on the State of Virginia," public and private papers, including the original and revised drafts of the Declaration of Independence, addresses, and 287 letters.
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Autobiography--A summary view of the rights of British America--Notes on the State of Virginia--Public papers-Addresses, messages, and replies-Miscellany--Letters.
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