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Maria Jefferson Eppes to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 1 Apr. 1798

I must again write to you my Dear Sister tho’ a painful doubt has sometimes arrisen, whether, or not, it is agreeable to you; & as much as I have endeavor endeavour’d to find reasons for your silence I can imagine none that could for so long a time, have occasion’d it. I was sorry to hear...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 26 Nov. 1798 [Quote]

I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our constitution; I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of it’s constitution; I mean an additional article taking from the federal government the power...

Marie Jacinthe de Botidoux to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 21 June [1801]

il faut t’aimer autant que je Le fais Chere jefferson pour avoir encore Le Courage de t’Ecrire apres 10 ans de silence de ta part C’est ma foiblesse Mais Enfin tu Es Ma premiere amie Et toujours Celle que j’aime Le mieux Malgré ta paresse Extraordinaire. je suis Devenue bien paresseusse aussi...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 5 Feb. 1799 [Quote]

the bill for continuing the suspension of intercourse with France & her dependencies is still before the Senate, but will pass by a very great vote. an attack is made on what is called Toussaint’s clause, the object of which, as is charged by the one party and admitted by the other, is to...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William G. Munford, 18 June 1799 [Quote]

I am among those who think well of the human character generally. I consider man as formed for society, and endowed by nature with those dispositions which fit him for society. I believe also ... that his mind is perfectible to a degree of which we cannot as yet form any conception. it is...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Priestley, 18 Jan. 1800 [Quote]

we wish to establish in the upper & healthier country, & more centrally for the state an University on a plan so broad & liberal & modern, as to be worth patronising with the public support, and be a temptation to the youth of other states to come, and drink of the cup of knolege ...

Madame de Salimbeni to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 15 Mar. 1800

il y a aujourdhui trois ans ma chere jef que je pris place dans le Stage de Wilmington pour me rendre auprès de toi. o tems bien heureux que je le regrette. oui ma chere amie je puis te jurer que les 2 mois que je passais a Varina peuvent etre mis au nombre des peu de tems que moments que j’ai...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Hamilton, 22 Apr. 1800 [Quote]

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. during the whole of the last war, which was trying enough, I never deserted a friend because he had taken an opposite side; and those of my own state who joined the British...