Thomas Jefferson

A quote from Thomas Jefferson

I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple, applying all the possible savings of the public revenue to the discharge of the national debt; and not for a multiplication of officers and salaries merely to make partisans, and for increasing by every device the public debt on the principle of its being a public blessing.

— Letter to Elbridge Gerry [1799]


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