Patrick Lee

The Rest of that Stuff is Fake News

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP to the corruptions of Christianity, I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian,...

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...

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...