Quotation by Thomas Jefferson

[T]he people seem to have deposited the monarchical and taken up the republican government with as much ease as would have attended their throwing off an old and putting on a new suit of clothes.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), U.S. president. Letter, August 13, 1777, to Benjamin Franklin. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 2, p. 26, ed. Julian P. Boyd, et al. (1950).
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