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Thomas Jefferson Leadership

Thanks for the gift, but I MUST pay for it. As a tribute of respect to your merits as a Friend of the People, &...

Get it to me frank, truthful, and complete!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … the legislature is likely to establish a marine hospital at New Orleans, where we lose about 400. boatmen & seamen annually...

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...

Which is best: More? Or Less?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP We have thought hitherto that the roads of a state could not be so well administered even by the state legislature as...

Finally, some peace and quiet!

Balanced leaders need escape, solitude, relaxation & old friends. "I write to you from a place 90 miles from Monticello ... I visit three or four times a year, and stay from a fortnight ... have fixed myself comfortably, keep some books here ... am in the solitude of a hermit ... "

Louisiana, here we come. Do-da. Do-da.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP With respect to Spain our dispositions are sincerely amicable & even affectionate. we consider her possession of the adjacent country as...

Who is to blame for trashy media?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Defamation is becoming a necessary of life; insomuch, that a dish of tea in the morning or evening cannot be digested without...

When is too early to make up your mind?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I thank you also for the extract of the letter you were so kind as to communicate to me on the antiquities...

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...

Everyday stuff in the life of a leader

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Harrassed with interruptions & worn down with fatigue; I take up my pen at midnight to scribble you a line …  your...

Being related to me has its drawbacks

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … towards acquiring the confidence of the people the very first measure is to satisfy them of his disinterestedness, & that he...

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 advice does a dying man offer?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP This letter will, to you, be as one from the dead, the writer will be in the grave before you can weigh...

How do you move a library? A BIG library?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The books stand at present time in pine cases with backs and shelves without fronts … 3 tier, one upon another, about...

If I was wrong, I’ll make it right.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP My Dear Page You have probably seen or heard of some very abusive letters addressed to me in the publick papers by a...

Are interns taken advantage of?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I always was of opinion that the placing a youth to study with an attorney was rather a prejudice than a help....

The President’s recommendation open doors!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The bearer hereof, mr Mills, a native of South Carolina, has passed some years at this place as a Student in architecture....

How to bring unity out of conflict, Pt. 3 of 3

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The discussions began at the hour of four, and were continued till ten o'clock in the evening; during which time I was...

The pirates are in Congress’ court.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... being convinced it is money thrown away, that there is no end to the demands of these powers, nor any security...

Would you say “No!” to the President?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP No circumstances, my dear Sir, will ever more tempt me to engage in any thing public.  I thought myself perfectly fixed in...

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...

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...

Thomas Jefferson Leadership

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,...

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...

Were you this clever at age 16?

Thomas Jefferson's Leadership SIR, -- I was at Colo. Peter Randolph's about a Fortnight ago, & my Schooling falling into Discourse, he said he thought it...

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...

Thomas Jefferson Leadership

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

On Presidents’ Day, what would Jefferson say?

Few leaders will be this realistic about the top job. "The second office of the government [Vice-President] is honorable and easy, the first [President] is but a splendid mystery."

I am DISinterested!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … in a government like ours it is the duty of the Chief-magistrate , in order to enable himself to do all...

Wrestling with hypotheticals is a time-suck.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP .... let it be known that a fact is authentic, & what is it’s exact character, & then we may act on...