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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1322
AUTHOR: Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION: Peace with all nations, and the right which that gives us with respect to all nations, are our object.
ATTRIBUTION: THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Mr. Dumas, March 24, 1793.—The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. H. A. Washington, vol. 3, p. 535.