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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, 18091

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."

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

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