The Iberoamerican Genealogy Society of Texas

  “Agriculture, manufactures, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left to individual enterprise” —-Thomas Jefferson, First Annual Message to Congress, December 8, 1801

  “I congratulate you, my dear friend, on the law of your state for suspending the importation of slaves, and for the glory you have justly acquiredby endeavoring to prevent it...