The tree of liberty...(Quotation)

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-"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure." - [[Thomas Jefferson]] to William Stephens Smith, Paris, 13 Nov. 1787<ref>[[Short Title List|''PTJ'']] 12:356. Letterpress copy at the Library of Congress: [http://memory.loc.gov/master/mss/mtj/mtj1/008/0500/0515.jpg http://memory.loc.gov/master/mss/mtj/mtj1/008/0500/0515.jpg]. A transcription of this letter from [[Short Title List|Ford]] is available at [http://oll.libertyfund.org/Home3/HTML.php?recordID=0054.05#hd_lf054-05_head_086 http://oll.libertyfund.org/Home3/HTML.php?recordID=0054.05#hd_lf054-05_head_086].</ref>+"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure." - [[Thomas Jefferson]] to William Stephens Smith, Paris, 13 Nov. 1787<ref>[[Short Title List|''PTJ'']] 12:356. Letterpress copy at the Library of Congress: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=mtj1&fileName=mtj1page008.db&recNum=513. A transcription of this letter from [[Short Title List|Ford]] is available at http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=802&chapter=86685&layout=html&Itemid=27.</ref>
==Footnotes== ==Footnotes==

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"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure." - Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, Paris, 13 Nov. 1787[1]

Footnotes

  1. PTJ 12:356. Letterpress copy at the Library of Congress: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=mtj1&fileName=mtj1page008.db&recNum=513. A transcription of this letter from Ford is available at http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=802&chapter=86685&layout=html&Itemid=27.