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

From Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia

"we 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, 13 April 1809[1]

This is sometimes seen misquoted as, "We have contributed, each in the time allotted us, our endeavors to render a permanent blessing to our country."

Footnotes

  1. PTJ:RS 1:126. Polygraph copy at Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Papers: http://memory.loc.gov/master/mss/mtj/mtj1/043/1000/1076.jpg. Also published in the Richmond Enquirer, 26 May 1809.