There was a time when I should have ballanced between Mr. Jefferson & Mr. Adams; but I now view the former as a man of sublimated & paradoxical imagination—cherishing notions incompatible with regular and firm government.
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we arriv’d here in safety after a journey pleasant enough, for the weather was very fine except being rather cold mornings & evenings, but we were well wrapt up having a cloak a piece of grand papa’s besides our own things.
I am afraid mammy did not like my not telling her good bye when I came away tell her I did not forget it but I could not go up stairs after grand papa call’d me to go.
Mr Jeffersons when I last saw him a bout ten days since look’d as well as he did 10 years ago, and to day tho the wind is blowing a perfect Herricane he rode through Charlottesville to visit the College to morrow he purposes to set out for Poplar Forest to spend a month.
his old age as yet has few of the infirmities, and none of the decrepitude incident to his advanced years and I hope as his affairs become more prosperous, the natural chearfulness of his temper so important to health, and life even will at his age, will return.
thank dear Va for her letter to me, and for that a/c of the scoundrelism of the Secy of War; which I can well believe. when I saw him about Sidney’s commission, and handed him a letter in which S. was spoken of as having your Grandfather’s blood in his veins, he (Cameron) broke in with the remark...