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THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP …altho saving of one salary to the publick is but a small consideration yet the Salutory scheme of oeconomy so valuable to our repubican Goverment can not be carried into full effect unless things of this kind be noticed… Source: Thomas Underwood Jr. letter to Thomas Jefferson,...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I recieved lately a letter from Genl. Lawson solliciting a charity which he desired me to send through your hands. I had yielded last year to an application of the same nature from him and although I think his habits & conduct render him less entitled...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … forts and shipyards are mere contrivances to sink the first expences, and entail everlasting expence afterwards. with a dry dock here in which our ships, kept dry & under cover, will be as sound at the beginning of a 2d. war as they were at the...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … Can man govern himself? … the one great object of proving that a government may be so free as to leave every man in the unrestrained exercise of all his rights, while it has energy enough to protect him from every wrong … Source: Thomas Jefferson...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I am really mortified at the base ingratitude of Callender. it presents human nature in a hideous form: it gives me concern because I percieve that relief, which was afforded him on mere motives of charity, may be viewed under the aspect of employing him as a...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I have duly recieved your favor of the 7th. and have taken care that it shall be communicated to the Secretary at war, within whose province it is to consider of the best means of promoting the public interest within his department, and of the agents whom...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I have duly recieved your favor of Mar. 10. explaining the motives of the Commissioners … but they needed no explanation. when gentlemen, selected for their integrity, are acting under a public trust, their characters and consciences are sufficient securities that what they do, is done on...
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...