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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:384
AUTHOR:Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION:I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of it’s constitution; I mean an additional article, taking from the federal government the power of borrowing.
ATTRIBUTION:Vice President THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to John Taylor, November 26, 1798.—The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Paul L. Ford, vol. 7, p. 310 (1896).
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