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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1323
AUTHOR:Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION:That peace, safety, and concord may be the portion of our native land, and be long enjoyed by our fellow-citizens, is the most ardent wish of my heart, and if I can be instrumental in procuring or preserving them, I shall think I have not lived in vain.
ATTRIBUTION:President THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Benjamin Waring and others, March 23, 1801.—The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Andrew A. Lipscomb, vol. 10, p. 235 (1903).
SUBJECTS:Peace
 
 
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