The Correspondence of Thomas Jefferson

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I am looking ardently to the completion of the glorious work in which your country is engaged [the French Revolution]. I view the general condition of Europe as hanging on the success or failure of France. Having set such an example of philosophical arrangement within, I hope it will be extended without your limits also, to your dependents and to your friends in every part of the earth.

to Condorct, 30 August 1791