Your search for "national debt" returned 25 results from 10 Founders.
James Madison:"I go on the principle that public debt is a public curse."source: Letter to Henry Lee, April 13, 1790.debt, deficit, spending
George Washington:"To contract new debts is not the way to pay old ones."source: George Washington, To James Welch, April 7, 1799.debt, deficit, spending, credit, wisdom, thrift
Thomas Jefferson:"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt."source: Letter to Samuel Kercheval, July 12, 1816.debt, deficit, spending
George Washington:"There is no practice more dangerous than that of borrowing money."source: To Samuel Washington, July 12, 1797.banks, finances, debt, borrowing money, budget

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