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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 has to stop! Help me, please.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Craven & Lillie at last have come to an open rupture: a desperate battle took place between them 4 days since: it...

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...

How do you change people’s minds?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership ... some are of opinion that attempts at conciliation are useless. this is true only as to distinguished leaders who had...

We need divine help, too

Thomas Jefferson Leadership ... I shall need too the favour of that being in whose hands we are: who led our fathers, as Israel of...

Religion is none of our business.

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...

Who will stare at us from the other side?

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...

How will we spend the surplus?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership that redemption once effected , the revenue thereby liberated may, by a just repartition of it among the states, & a corresponding...

Let the rich pay all the taxes!

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...

The taxman cometh NO MORE!

Thomas Jefferson Leadership At home, fellow-citizens ... the suppression of unnecessary offices, of useless establishments and expences, enabled us to discontinue our internal taxes. these...

How do we regard other nations?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership In the transaction of your foreign affairs, we have endeavored to cultivate the friendship of all nations ... we have done them...

I must make time for you!

Thomas Jefferson Leadership My Dearest Ellen - I owe a letter to you & one to your sister Anne. but the pressure of the day on...

You Must Get Outside of Yourself

Thomas Jefferson Leadership I am convinced our own happiness requires that we should continue to mix with the world ... every person who retires from...

I would rather pay too much than too little.

Thomas Jefferson Leadership I formerly mentioned to you that I should want another fine horse, a match for Castor ... I must pray you to...

Despite our differences, join me for a meal, please.

Thomas Jefferson Leadership Th: Jefferson requests the favour of The Honble Mr. Dwight Foster to dine with him the day after tomorrow—at half after three,...

This is very practical help we can give.

Thomas Jefferson Leadership These people are becoming very sensible of the baneful effects produced on their morals, their health & existence by the abuse of...

I have had it with you!

Thomas Jefferson Leadership Having daily to read voluminous letters & documents for the dispatch of the public affairs, your letters have consumed a portion of...

You would think I cut ALL their throats!

Thomas Jefferson Leadership It is rare I can indulge myself in the luxury of philosophy. your letters give me a few of those delicious moments...

Please judge by results, not by lack of response

Thomas Jefferson Leadership ... although it is all important for public as well as personal considerations, that I should recieve information of every interesting occurrence,...

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  Destroy this letter! ... a certain description of persons are so industrious in misconstruing & misrepresenting every word from my pen, that I must pray...

I would LOVE to, but …

Thomas Jefferson Leadership  no person on earth can entertain a higher idea than I do of the value of your collection ... and I very...

Will my opposition to national religious observances upset our allies?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership ...the Baptist address now inclosed ... furnishes an occasion too, which I have long wished to find, of saying why I do...

Since I have to do it, I will make it count!

Thomas Jefferson Leadership Averse to recieve addresses, yet unable to prevent them, I have generally endeavored to turn them to some account, by making them...

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Who cut the cheese? I concur with you ... that the constitution of the United States is a Charter of authorities and duties, not a...

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  I do not need to impress you with my title. Th: Jefferson requests the favor of Mr. Wolcott’s company to dinner the day after tomorrow...

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How do you assess the motives of another? Our winter campaign has opened with more good humor than I expected ... bitter men are not...

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I am well. I need to know you are well! my health being always so firm as to leave you without doubt on that subject,...

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Welcome! These are my boundaries. Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Ellery. he is glad to recieve visits either of business or society at...

He is a BIG problem, but I can put up with him.

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...

Do THIS only, and the vast majority will support us.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... that all should be satisfied with any one order of things is not to be expected: but I indulge the pleasing...