To give to every citizen the information he needs for the transaction of his own business…




To give to every citizen the information he needs for the transaction of his own business…

To give to every citizen the information he needs for the transaction of his own business… --Thomas Jefferson

To give to every citizen the information he needs for the transaction of his own business; To enable him to calculate for himself, and to express and preserve his ideas, his contracts and accounts, in writing; To improve, by reading, his morals and faculties; To understand his duties to his neighbors and country, and to discharge with competence the functions confided to him by either; To know his rights; to exercise with order and justice those he retains; to choose with discretion the fiduciary of those he delegates; and to notice their conduct with diligence, with candor, and judgment; And, in general, to observe with intelligence and faithfulness all the social relations under which he shall be placed.

Thomas Jefferson

Year: 1818
Context: Report of the Commissioners for the University of Virginia
Tags: business, citizen, contracts, duties, faculties, information, morals, rights



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