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Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Alexis Marie Rochon, 14 Dec. 1813 [Quote]

I am glad to learn that you are shewing us the way to supply ourselves with some of the most necessary tropical productions, and that the bette-rave, which we can all raise, promises to supplant the cane particularly, and to silence the demand for the inhuman species of labour employed in it’s...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Walter Jones, 2 Jan. 1814 [Quote]

I think I knew General Washington intimately and thoroughly; and were I called on to delineate his character it should be in terms like these. His mind was great and powerful, without being of the very first order; his penetration strong, tho’ not so acute as that of a Newton, Bacon or Locke;...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, 10 Feb. 1814 [Quote]

I promised you a sample from my Commonplace book ... when I was a student of the law, now half a century ago, after getting thro Coke Littleton, whose matter cannot be abridged, I was in the habit of abridging and commonplacing what I read meriting it, and of sometimes mixing my own reflections...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Manners, 22 Feb. 1814 [Quote]

but with this objection, lying but in a small degree, Linnaeus’s method was recieved, understood, and conventionally settled among the learned, and was even getting into common use. to disturb it then was unfortunate. the new systems attempted in Botany, by Jussieu, in Mineralogy, by Haüy, are...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Brown, 28 Apr. 1814 [Quote]

one of the misfortunes of living too long is the loss of all one’s early friends and affections. when I review the ground over which I have passed since my youth, I see it strewed like a field of battle with the bodies of deceased friends. I stand like a solitary tree in a field, it’s trunk...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 5 July 1814 [Quote]

but our machines have now been running for 70. or 80. years, and we must expect that, worn as they are, here a pivot, there a wheel, now a pinion, next a spring, will be giving way: and however we may tinker them up for awhile, all will at length surcease motion.

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Edward Coles, 25 Aug. 1814 [Quote]

mine on the subject of the slavery of negroes have long since been in possession of the public, and time has only served to give them stronger root. the love of justice & the love of country plead equally the cause of these people, and it is a mortal reproach to us that they should have...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Edward Coles, 25 Aug. 1814 [Quote]

my opinion has ever been that, until more can be done for them, we should endeavor, with those whom fortune has thrown on our hands, to feed & clothe them well, protect them from ill usage, require such reasonable labor only as is performed voluntarily by freemen, and be led by no...