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Are You Liberal? Why or Why Not?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I am in all cases for liberal conduct towards other nations, believing that the practice of the same friendly feelings &...

There is another way to go about this …

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I have recieved your petition praying for the discharge of your son Jehiel Goff from military service on the ground of his...

‘Haters Gonna Hate’ *

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I find our opposition is very willing to pluck feathers from Munroe , although not fond of sticking them into Livingston’s coat....

The Rest of that Stuff is Fake News

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP to the corruptions of Christianity, I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian,...

What in the world does plenipotentiary mean?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States of America, Greeting:      To Reposing especial Trust and Confidence in Your Integrity, Prudence and Ability I have appointed...

Your Religion in NONE of My Business! – Part 4 of 4

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance, or admit a right of enquiry into...

Jesus Compared With Other Moral Authorities – Part 3 of 4

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … their philosophy went chiefly to the government of our passions, so far as respected ourselves, & the procuring our own...

Do Not Belittle Others to Make Your Point—Part 2 of 4

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … I must also add that tho’ I concur with the author in considering the moral precepts of Jesus, as more pure,...

Shall We Evangelize the Indians? — Part 1 of 4

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I now return the sermon you were so kind as to inclose me, having perused it with attention. the reprinting it by...

What in the world does plenipotentiary mean?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States of America, Greeting:      To Reposing especial Trust and Confidence in Your Integrity, Prudence and Ability I have appointed...

This is your homework for the NEXT THREE YEARS.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river, & such principal stream of it, as, by it’s course...

It is not necessary to lay blame when a mistake is made.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP It appears that on the 31st. Mar. 1800. a paiment of cents & half cents was made into the treasury, which raised...

Jesus Trumps All the Moral Philosophers!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I had promised some day to write … my view of the Christian system … a general view of the moral...

One dad to another, I will give your son a chance.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP the warrant to your son as midshipman had been suspended for enquiry on a suggestion of too great a propensity in him...

A strong militia is our first and best defense!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … I take the liberty of urging on you the importance and indispensible necessity of vigorous exertions … render the militia...

I will deal with the devil if I have to.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP you mentioned that the receipt of the 400. D. in March would be quite sufficient, or even later if it should be...

This is gonna be BIG!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP the river Missouri, & the Indians inhabiting it, are not as well known as is rendered desireable by their connection with the...

What? Me, a fair weather friend? Never!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … My intention … was, to have some Conversation with you … you have not only shewn no disposition towards it, but...

Businessmen get it on!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Congress is not yet engaged in business of any note. we want men of business among them. I really wish you were...

I Do Not Need or Want Power

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I have no pleasure in the exercise of power … to fortify the principles of free government, to fence them by every...

Things are going so well, let us do nothing at all!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Our busy scene is now approaching. the quiet tract into which we are endeavoring to get, neither meddling with the affairs of...

I want you to know how highly I think of you!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … the shade into which you throw yourself neither your happiness nor mine will admit that you remain in … certainly...

Diplomacy Has to Trump Personal Preferences

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Great and Good Friend, I have lately received the letter of your Majesty … announcing that contracts of marriage … between your much...

Swat the nose of that camel before it’s too late!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP You know my doubts or rather convictions about the unconstitutionality of the act for building piers in the Delaware, and the fears...

Appearances matter, even small ones

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP …altho saving of one salary to the publick is but a small consideration yet the Salutory scheme of oeconomy so valuable...

Here we go again, but this is the last time.

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...

This is Better, Smarter, Cheaper

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … forts and shipyards are mere contrivances to sink the first expences, and entail everlasting expence afterwards. with a dry dock here...

How much freedom for man? How much power for government?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … Can man govern himself? … the one great object of proving that a government may be so free as to...

I wish I had never heard of this guy!

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...

It is not personal. It is business. It is life.

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...