We have contributed, each in the line allotted to us (Quotation)

"[W]e have acted together from the origin to the end of a memorable revolution, and we have contributed, each in the line allotted us, our endeavors to render it's issue a permanent blessing to our country." – Thomas Jefferson to the Albemarle Buckmountain Baptist Church, April 13, 1809[1]

This excerpt from Jefferson's address is sometimes misquoted as, "We have contributed, each in the time allotted us, our endeavors to render a permanent blessing to our country."

Footnotes

  • 1. Published in the Richmond Enquirer on May 26, 1809.  PTJ:RS, 1:126. Transcription available at Founders Online.

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