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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...

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...

Consider yourself fully employed!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Have bin down to Richmond to se if I could ingage a job of work before I movd my tools, but have...

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...

I do like wine, but I cannot help you.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I … confine my contributions of this kind to the state in which my property lies, & to the district in which...

Thomas Jefferson had a copy machine?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I communicate to Congress, for their information, a report of the Surveyor of the public buildings at Washington, stating what has been...

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...

Are You Liberal? Why or Why Not?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I am in all cases for liberal conduct towards other nations, believing that the practice of the same friendly feelings &...

There is another way to go about this …

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I have recieved your petition praying for the discharge of your son Jehiel Goff from military service on the ground of his...

‘Haters Gonna Hate’ *

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I find our opposition is very willing to pluck feathers from Munroe , although not fond of sticking them into Livingston’s coat....

What in the world does plenipotentiary mean?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States of America, Greeting:      To Reposing especial Trust and Confidence in Your Integrity, Prudence and Ability I have appointed...

Your Religion in NONE of My Business! – Part 4 of 4

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance, or admit a right of enquiry into...

Jesus Compared With Other Moral Authorities – Part 3 of 4

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … their philosophy went chiefly to the government of our passions, so far as respected ourselves, & the procuring our own...

This is your homework for the NEXT THREE YEARS.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river, & such principal stream of it, as, by it’s course...

I will deal with the devil if I have to.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP you mentioned that the receipt of the 400. D. in March would be quite sufficient, or even later if it should be...

This is gonna be BIG!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP the river Missouri, & the Indians inhabiting it, are not as well known as is rendered desireable by their connection with the...

What? Me, a fair weather friend? Never!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … My intention … was, to have some Conversation with you … you have not only shewn no disposition towards it, but...

Businessmen get it on!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Congress is not yet engaged in business of any note. we want men of business among them. I really wish you were...

I Do Not Need or Want Power

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I have no pleasure in the exercise of power … to fortify the principles of free government, to fence them by every...

Things are going so well, let us do nothing at all!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Our busy scene is now approaching. the quiet tract into which we are endeavoring to get, neither meddling with the affairs of...

I want you to know how highly I think of you!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … the shade into which you throw yourself neither your happiness nor mine will admit that you remain in … certainly...

Diplomacy Has to Trump Personal Preferences

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Great and Good Friend, I have lately received the letter of your Majesty … announcing that contracts of marriage … between your much...

Swat the nose of that camel before it’s too late!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP You know my doubts or rather convictions about the unconstitutionality of the act for building piers in the Delaware, and the fears...

Appearances matter, even small ones

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP …altho saving of one salary to the publick is but a small consideration yet the Salutory scheme of oeconomy so valuable...

Here we go again, but this is the last time.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I recieved lately a letter from Genl. Lawson solliciting a charity which he desired me to send through your hands. I had...

This is Better, Smarter, Cheaper

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … forts and shipyards are mere contrivances to sink the first expences, and entail everlasting expence afterwards. with a dry dock here...

How much freedom for man? How much power for government?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … Can man govern himself? … the one great object of proving that a government may be so free as to...

I wish I had never heard of this guy!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I am really mortified at the base ingratitude of Callender. it presents human nature in a hideous form: it gives me concern...

There is no need to justify the motives of honest men

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I have duly recieved your favor of Mar. 10. explaining the motives of the Commissioners … but they needed no explanation. when...

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...