"I never could believe that Providence
had sent a few men into the world,
ready booted and spurred to ride, and
millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden."
His final words on the scaffold before he was hanged in 1685.
Douglass ADAIR, Rumbold's Dying Speech, 1685, and Jefferson's Last Words on Democracy, 1826 [Notes and Documents], in: William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd Series, 9, 1952, p. 521
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