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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...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The enquiries in your printed letter of Aug. 1808. would lead to the writing the history of my whole life, than which nothing could be more repugnant to my feelings. I have been connected, as many fellow labourers were, with the great events which happened to mark...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Your letter of March 25th has been a cordial to me, and the more consoling as it was brought by your Grandsons Mr Randolph and Mr Coolidge … how happens it that you Virginians are all sons of Anak, we New Englanders, are but Pygmies by the...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP My grandson Th: Jefferson Randolph, being on a visit to Boston, would think he had seen nothing were he to leave it without having seen you … like other young people, he wishes to be able, in the winter nights of old age, to recount to those...
Thomas Jefferson Leadership ... some are of opinion that attempts at conciliation are useless. this is true only as to distinguished leaders who had committed themselves so far that their pride will not permit them to correct themselves. but it is not true as to the mass of those...
Thomas Jefferson Leadership ... I shall need too the favour of that being in whose hands we are: who led our fathers, as Israel of old, from their native land; and planted them in a country flowing with all the necessaries & comforts of life; who has covered our infancy...
Thomas Jefferson Leadership In matters of Religion, I have considered that it’s free exercise is placed by the constitution independant of the powers of the general government. I have therefore undertaken, on no occasion, to prescribe the religious exercises suited to it: but have left them, as the constitution found...
Thomas Jefferson Leadership I know that the acquisition of Louisiana has been disapproved by some, from a candid apprehension that the enlargement of our territory would endanger it’s union. but who can limit the extent to which the federative principle may operate effectively? the larger our association, the less will...
Thomas Jefferson Leadership that redemption once effected , the revenue thereby liberated may, by a just repartition of it among the states, & a corresponding amendment of the constitution, be applied, in time of peace, to rivers, canals, roads, arts, manufactures, education, & other great objects within each state. in...
Thomas Jefferson Leadership The remaining revenue, on the consumption of foreign articles, is paid chiefly by those who can afford to add foreign luxuries to domestic comforts ... it may be the pleasure and the pride of an American to ask What farmer, what mechanic, what labourer ever sees a...