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I have to serve again, and it is THEIR fault.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I sincerely regret that the unbounded calumnies of the Federal party have obliged me to throw myself on the verdict of...

Family & health come first, before leadership

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Having understood that you have been unwell, & that your family is still so, I have not asked your attendance here, lest...

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...

The fake news possibilities are endless!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I … learnt the death of Dr. Priestly … request that you will be so kind as to take measures to...

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...

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...

THIS Is How We Will Shrink the Size of Government

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I return you the letter of mr Miller notifying the resignation of the Supervisor of Maryland, & I approve your proposition of...

How do you keep track of all that stuff?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … If Sir you can … lay your Hands on that Letter (I am told, you have for many years been in the practice...

Death. Diversion. Duty

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I have heard of your misfortune and lament it, but will say nothing, ha learnt from experience that time, silence, & occupation...

For those less fortunate than myself …

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I pray you to recieve & apply the within sum of one hundred dollars to the use of those among you afflicted...

Ooops! We cannot do this unless …

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Amendment to the Constitution to be added to Art. IV. section III. The Province of Louisiana is incorporated with the US. and...

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...

Do Not Belittle Others to Make Your Point—Part 2 of 4

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … I must also add that tho’ I concur with the author in considering the moral precepts of Jesus, as more pure,...

Shall We Evangelize the Indians? — Part 1 of 4

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I now return the sermon you were so kind as to inclose me, having perused it with attention. the reprinting it by...

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...

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...

It is not necessary to lay blame when a mistake is made.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP It appears that on the 31st. Mar. 1800. a paiment of cents & half cents was made into the treasury, which raised...

Jesus Trumps All the Moral Philosophers!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I had promised some day to write … my view of the Christian system … a general view of the moral...

One dad to another, I will give your son a chance.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP the warrant to your son as midshipman had been suspended for enquiry on a suggestion of too great a propensity in him...

A strong militia is our first and best defense!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … I take the liberty of urging on you the importance and indispensible necessity of vigorous exertions … render the militia...

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...