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 I certainly wish the prosecutions you allude to should be put an end to ... I have never considered the political hatreds and slanders pointed at me, as meant against me personally, but rather as the representative of the party, the real object of hatred. for what...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Levees are done away. The first communication to the next Congress will be, like all subsequent ones, by message to which no answer will be expected. The diplomatic establishment in Europe will be reduced to three ministers. The Compensations to Collectors depend on you, not on me. The army is...
Thomas Jefferson Leadership I perfectly agree with you that while it is necessary to clothe public magistrates with powers sufficiently nervous for order & defence that every surrender of power beyond that is improper. I believe too that a great deal more than usually is, might be left to...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Head. True, you & I know this, but your friends do not know it. Heart. But they are sensible people who think for themselves. They will ask of impartial foreigners who have been among us whether they saw or heard on the spot any instances of anarchy ......
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP   Heart: If our country, when pressed with wrongs at the point of the bayonet , had been governed by its heads instead of its hearts, where should we have been now? Hanging on a gallows as high as Hamans. You began to calculate & to compare wealth...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP In our care too of the public contributions entrusted to our direction, it would be prudent to multiply barriers against their dissipation, by appropriating specific sums to every specific purpose susceptible of definition; by disallowing all applications of money varying from the appropriation in object, or transcending...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Dear Sir The mad-man Stewart is again here. he has called on me for $:105—which I was obliged to let him have, or I supposed suffer him to go to Jail... Source: George Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, November 16, 1801 ... I note & approve what you did as to Stewart....
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I acknolege that such a debt exists, that a tour of duty, in whatever line he can be most useful to his country, is due from every individual. It is not easy perhaps to say of what length exactly this tour should be, but we may safely...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP His moral doctrines, relating to kindred and friends were more pure and perfect than those of the most correct of the philosophers, and greatly more so than those of the Jews; and they went far beyond both in inculcating universal philanthropy , not only to kindred...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP From the humane & magnanimous policy, which Your conduct & character through life authorize us to beleive you will pursue, we have no apprehension of war from narrow or party policy; but delight in looking forward to the cultivation of universal peace—& liberal intercourse with all the...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP An equilibrium of agriculture, manufactures and commerce , is certainly become essential to our independence. Manufactures sufficient for our own consumption, of what we raise the raw material (and no more). Commerce sufficient to carry the surplus produce of agriculture, beyond our own consumption, to a market...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP My reason for fixing them in office for a term of years rather than for life, was that they might have in idea that they were at a certain period to return into the mass of the people and become the governed instead of the governors...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I received three days ago your favor of Apr. 12. You therein speak of a former letter to me, but it has not come to hand, nor any other of later date than the 14th of December. My last letter to you was of the 11th...
"… I send you 3 doz. bottles of Madeira, being the half of a present which I had laid by for you ... Within this week we have received the unhappy news of an action of considerable magnitude, between the King's troops and our brethren of Boston …" May 7, 1775
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Pres. Jefferson, I was curious as to whether or not your administration celebrated the Easter holiday ... and/or to what extent? Your friend in the fourth estate, Source: A newspaper publisher whose name I omitted  Patrick Lee’s Explanation Should leaders respond to religious holidays? This question came by email from a newspaper...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP the plan of civilising the Indians is undoubtedly a great improvement on the antient & totally ineffectual one of beginning with religious missionaries. our experience has shewn that this must be the last step of the process. the following is what has been succesful. 1. to raise...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … give you the news of the country … Marriages ... Deaths  ... Miscellaneous events. Mr. Wythe has abandoned the college of Wm. & Mary, disgusted with some of the conduct of the professors… North Carolina has acceded to the new constitution by a great majority... Our new...
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,...
"When one calls in the taverns for vin du pays [country wine], they give what is natural, unadulterated and cheap; when vin etrangere [foreign wine] is called for, it only gives the pretext for charging an ..."