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Searching Jefferson's Papers

Thomas Jefferson’s papers did not remain in an intact collection after his death; they are now located in more than 900 different repositories all over the world.  Several different editions of his papers have been published since his death, but none of them are comprehensive or complete so far.  This guide will help you navigate the different sources of Jefferson documents to locate the information you need.

For full information on published editions of Jefferson's papers, see our article on the topic.

Thomas Turpin

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Thomas Turpin
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Government by the majority who participate (Quotation)

Quotation: "We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate."

Variations: None known.

Sources consulted:

Warm Springs, VA

TJE Original Title: 
Warm Springs
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Wasconsca (Silhouette)

TJE Original Title: 
Wasconsca (Silhouette)

Artist/Maker: Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) or Moses Williams (active 1813-1820)

Created: 1806

Origin/Purchase: Philadelphia

Materials: paper

Dimensions: 7.6 x 3.8 (3 x 1 1/2 in.)

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Completed Volumes

Volume 1 (4 March 1809-15 November 1809)

Volume 2 (16 November 1809-11 August 1810)