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THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP we have no interests nor passions different from those of our fellow citizens. we have the same object, the success of representative government. nor are we acting for ourselves alone, but for the whole human race. the event of our experiment is to shew whether man can...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The most approved plan of an Hospital of 4000. square feet area, two stories … the rooms for the sick to be well aired … Th:J. proposes to mr Gallatin that some such advertisement as the above be published in Washington where there are many architects...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP seeing the impossibility that special vindications should ever keep pace with the endless falshoods invented & disseminated against me, I came at once to a resolution to rest on the justice & good sense of my fellow citizens, to consider from my general character and conduct thro’...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … one passage, in the paper you inclosed me, must be corrected. it is the following. ‘and all say that it was yourself more than any other individual, that planned & established it.’ i.e. the constitution. I was in Europe when the constitution was planned & established,...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP should you propose to secure to yourself by a patent the benefit of the ideas contained in your letter, I will lodge it in the patent office of the Secretary of state: or should you prefer a communication of it to the world, I would transmit it...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I consider the fortunes of our republic as depending, in an eminent degree, on the extinguishment of the public debt, before we engage in any war. because, that done, we shall have revenue enough to improve our country in peace, & defend it in war, without recurring...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … in desiring us to look out for some proper place to which insurgent negroes may be sent … Sierra Leone was fixed on as the place … the blacks then in England were carried thither … mr Thornton, the British Chargé des affaires here,...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I recieved yesterday evening your letter … informing me of the death of mrs Washington:         witness of her constant course in whatsoever was benevolent and virtuous in life, had marked her in my judgment as one of the most estimable of women, and had inspired me...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I am sorry to find by your letter that you are become so recluse. to be 4. or 5. months without descending your stairs … I have admired nothing in the character of your nation more than the chearfulness & love of society which they preserve...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP the session of the first congress, convened since republicanism has recovered it’s ascendancy , is now drawing to a close. they will pretty compleatly fulfil all the desires of the people … the people are nearly all united, their quondam leaders infuriated with the sense of...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … the legislature is likely to establish a marine hospital at New Orleans, where we lose about 400. boatmen & seamen annually by sickness … I consider the nomination to such a place as a sacred charge … I would greatly prefer those who have established...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … a part of my occupation, & by no means the least pleasing, is the direction of the studies of such young men as ask it. they place themselves in the neighboring village, and have the use of my library & counsel, & make a part of...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … From this portion of my personal condition, I must turn to another of unpleasant hue, and apologize to you for what has given me much mortification … ten or twelve thousand Dollars … mr Barnes suggested that … the 4500.D. of yours … would...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I am sensible of the mark of esteem manifested by the name you have given to your son … you doubt between Law, & Physic , which profession he shall adopt. his peculiar turn of mind & your own knolege of things will best decide this question....
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … towards acquiring the confidence of the people the very first measure is to satisfy them of his disinterestedness, & that he is directing their affairs with a single eye to their good, & not to build up fortunes for himself & family: & especially that the...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … in a government like ours it is the duty of the Chief-magistrate , in order to enable himself to do all the good which his station requires, to endeavor, by all honorable means, to unite in himself the confidence of the whole people. this alone, in...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP When I saw you at court I requested you would not meddle with any grounds without the 8. fields of Shadwell till we should settle our difference as to Lego. yet in my ride to-day I percieve you have ploughed a considerable piece of ground outside of...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP at an earlier period of life I pursued enquiries of that kind with industry & care. reading, reflection & time have convinced me that the interests of society require the observation of those moral precepts only in which all religions agree, (for all forbid us to murder,...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP It is with real mortification that, instead of a remittance … now due, I am obliged to send you this letter. … I have now been for 13. or 14. years a customer … and have never failed beyond a few days over the term of remittance...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The bearer hereof, mr Smith, is the son of Gen. Smith of Baltimore … who wishes to qualify himself to be useful to his country hereafter, will visit Paris, and will wish to derive from the visit, all the useful information he can acquire … my own...