War is not the best engine for us to resort to…




War is not the best engine for us to resort to…

War is not the best engine for us to resort to… --Thomas Jefferson

War is not the best engine for us to resort to; nature has given us one in our commerce, which if properly managed, will be a better instrument for obliging the interested nations of Europe to treat us with justice.

Thomas Jefferson

Year: 1797
Context: Letter to Thomas Pickney
Tags: Europe, commerce, justice, nature, properly managed, war



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