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Let Us Get Down to Specifics (4 of 7)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The charter being granted & the Visitors named, these become then the Agents as to every thing else. their first objects will...

Not Enough Paper to Write to His Wife!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I have the pleasure to inform you that mr Briggs & his companion were in good health at Colo. Hawkins establishment near...

Business decisions are easy. Personnel ones are not. (OR: HR sucks. Part 5 of...

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP the transaction of the great interests of our country costs us little trouble or difficulty. there the line is plain to men...

I make one friend & 10 enemies at the same time. (OR: HR sucks....

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … you hundreds to nominate, instead of one, be assured they would not compose for you a bed of roses....

I respect your principled choice, for or against me. (Or: HR sucks. Part 3...

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP you observe that you are, or probably will be, appointed an elector. I have no doubt you will do your duty with...

No quagmires for me! (Or: HR sucks. Part 2 of 4)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP to the unsuccessful multitude, am I to go with every one into the reasons for not appointing him? besides that this correspondence...

You have your answer. (Or: HR sucks, Part 1 of 4)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Your letter of the 10th. came to hand yesterday evening. it is written with frankness and independance, and will be answered in...

This Awful Situation has Only One Insufficient Remedy

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Your two letters, my dear friend, of Aug. 31. & Sep. 9. reached me on the 9th. & 31st. of October. I...

This Is How You Get The U.S. Out Of Debt

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The state of our finances continues to fulfill our expectations. Eleven millions & an half of Dollars recieved in the course of...

What in the world is happening? Part 1 of 3

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … These, fellow citizens, are the principal matters which I have thought it necessary at this time to communicate for your consideration...

About your brother, Meriwether…

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I inclose you a letter directed to your brother which came to me under cover a few days ago. I have the...

This is the worst sin of all.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP another object still more important is that every officer of the government make it his peculiar object to root out that abominable...

I am tapped out!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … no man is less in condition to aid his friends pecuniarily than myself. I have always endeavored so to live...

Would honest Democrats and honest Republicans today agree?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP both of our political parties, at least the honest portion of them, agree conscientiously in the same object, the public good: but...

THIS is how you staff a new operation.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP After waiting almost to the 12th. hour to get all the information I could respecting characters at N. Orleans, I have, on...

This is how you express a complaint to a friend.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The Champagne you were so kind as to send me the last year proved to be very good …and I should have...

Forgiven! Friends again? Part 4 of 4

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP if my respect for him did not permit me to ascribe the whole blame to the influence of others, it left something...

Death has opened a door for me. Part 2 of 4

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … am thankful for the occasion … of expressing my regret that circumstances should have arisen which have seemed to draw...

My daughter died

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP On the 17th. instant our hopes & fears here took their ultimate form. Source: Thomas Jefferson letter to James Madison, 23 April...

How Much Do You Trust the Person?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Th: Jefferson … returns him Govr. Mc.kean’s letter;  … was so little noted that neither the person, nor manner can now...

You do not know what you are talking about.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP In social circles all are equal, whether in, or out, of office, foreign or domestic; & the same equality exists among ladies...

What do we owe, & where does the money go?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … Congress at some time of every session a Calendar of 1. the interest of the public debt paid in each...

It’s fake news, my friend. (But I won’t say so publicly.)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP those especially who read the Gazette of the US. need to be set to rights, for in the long statement which appeared...

We are all equal here. Fooey on them!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP On Friday Congress give a dinner on the acquisition of Louisiana. they determine to invite no foreign ministers, to avoid questions of...

No thanks, but thanks.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The information first recieved as to the bed of Sulphur at Genesee was certainly such as to interest the government and make...