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Letter from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 25 March 1826

Letter from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 25 March 1826

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    In his last letter to John Adams, Jefferson comparied their roles in the Revolution to the Argonauts of Greek mythology:

    it was the lot of our early years to witness nothing but the dull monotony of Colonial subservience, and of our riper ones to breast the labors and perils of working out of it.