Quotation by Thomas Jefferson

We do not mean to count or weigh our contributions by any standard other than that of our abilities.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), U.S. president. Letter, October 15, 1780, to Thomas Burke. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 4, p. 39, ed. Julian P. Boyd, et al. (1950).

Requests from the Second Continental Congress for money the state does not have.
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