Can Americans be trusted with their own government?

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...

Ugly, expensive or inconvenient? Fugettaboutit!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The most approved plan of an Hospital of 4000. square feet area, two stories … the rooms for the sick...

Publicly, I shut up. Privately, I explain.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP seeing the impossibility that special vindications should ever keep pace with the endless falshoods invented & disseminated against me, I came at...

Thanks, Mr. Jefferson, for writing the Constitution! (WRONG!)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … one passage, in the paper you inclosed me, must be corrected. it is the following. ‘and all say that it was...

Is an inventor entitled to profit from their invention?

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...

We must subdue the debt or it will subdue us

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...

The negroes can prosper there!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … in desiring us to look out for some proper place to which insurgent negroes may be sent … Sierra Leone...

They hated him. He revered them.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I recieved yesterday evening your letter … informing me of the death of mrs Washington:         witness of her constant course in...

You are depressed. This will help

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...

We said we would do it, and we kept our word!

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...

Get it to me frank, truthful, and complete!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … the legislature is likely to establish a marine hospital at New Orleans, where we lose about 400. boatmen & seamen annually...

What are the ONLY objects of a legitimate government?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … a part of my occupation, & by no means the least pleasing, is the direction of the studies of such young...

I loaned YOUR money to ME

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … From this portion of my personal condition, I must turn to another of unpleasant hue, and apologize to you for what...

Which profession is better, law or medicine? Part 1 of 2

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I am sensible of the mark of esteem manifested by the name you have given to your son … you doubt between...

I would rather not fight but WILL if you force me!

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...

The chickens WILL come home to roost.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP It is with real mortification that, instead of a remittance … now due, I am obliged to send you this letter. …...

We gotta help this kid!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The bearer hereof, mr Smith, is the son of Gen. Smith of Baltimore … who wishes to qualify himself to be useful...

I Insist That You Not Write About Me!

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...

Why are Virginians giants and New Englanders but Pygmies?

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...

My Grandson Wants to Meet You!

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...