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What will herding cats do to you? Part 3

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP They have taken two of our vessels, and I fear will ask such a tribute for a forbearance of their piracies...

How do you herd cats? Part 2

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … nothing was now wanting to bring it into direct and formal consideration, but the assent of our government … I communicated...

How do you herd cats?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Our commerce in the Mediterranean was placed under early alarm by the capture of two of our vessels and crews by the...

Slippery & double-faced or The Golden Rule?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The Count de Vergennes had the reputation with the diplomatic corps of being wary & slippery in his diplomatic intercourse; and so...

What should one expect from the King?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Mr. Adams wrote to me pressingly to join him in London immediately …I accordingly left Paris on the 1st. of March, and...

20,000 letters but only one book …

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … in the year 1781. I had received a letter from M. de Marbois, of the French legation in Philadelphia … addressing...

Travel is not what it used to be!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP On the 7th. of May Congress resolved that a Minister Plenipotentiary should be appointed in addition to Mr. Adams &...

What do you expect from a bunch of lawyers?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send...

Great leaders stick to the great issues.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I served with General Washington in the legislature of Virginia before the revolution, and, during it, with Dr. Franklin in Congress. I...

Congress: Accomplish a week’s work in one day!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP If every sound argument or objection was used by some one or other of the numerous debaters, it was enough: if not,...

If they would just SHUT UP!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Our body was little numerous, but very contentious. Day after day was wasted on the most unimportant questions. My colleague Mercer was...

Heard the one about two men in a lighthouse?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … speaking with Dr. Franklin of this singular disposition of men to quarrel and divide into parties, he gave his sentiments,...

How simple can you make it?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I proposed therefore, instead of this, to adopt the Dollar as our Unit of account and payment, and that it's divisions and...

If it has been done well already, why do it over?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP On the 1st of June 1779. I was appointed Governor of the Commonwealth … Being now, as it were, identified with...

How to eliminate tyrants and empower citizens?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I considered 4 of these bills, passed or reported, as forming a system by which every fibre would be eradicated of antient...

The slaves must be freed, or else!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The principles of the amendment however were agreed on, that is to say, the freedom of all born after a certain...

What is the best way to educate everyone?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … concerning the College of Wm. & Mary … prepared three bills for the Revisal, proposing three distinct grades of education,...

Have you given people enough time?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP In the meanwhile the public opinion was ripening by time, by reflection, and by the example of Pensylva, where labor on the...

Demeaning prisoners is not rehabilitative.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP With respect of the plan of a Prison …I had heard of a benevolent society in England which had been indulged by...

Is Jesus Christ the author of our holy religion?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The bill for establishing religious freedom … was finally passed; and a singular proposition proved that it's protection of opinion was meant...

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