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Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Richard Rush, 14 Sept. 1825 [Quote]

you left us in a state of political division, and in the same state you find us, and in that state I hope we shall ever be found. men are not made to have the same opinions, any more than the same features or bodily forms. we differ as others do; and on government as on other subjects.

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to J. Evelyn Denison, 9 Nov. 1825 [Quote]

it has been peculiarly fortunate too that the Professors brought from abroad were as happy a selection as could have been hoped, as well for their qualifications in science as correctness and amiableness of character. I think the example will be followed and that it cannot fail to be one of the...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Ferdinand Hassler, 3 Dec. 1825 [Quote]

in the house in which I live, and it’s offices I have flat roofs of a different construction. they consist of rooflets 30. I. wide with gutturs between them. there are 2. strata of joists, the one about 9. I. higher than the other. arranged thus ... a single length of shingles reaches from the...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Edward Everett, 8 Apr. 1826 [Quote]

on the question of the lawfulness of slavery, that is, of the right of one man to appropriate to himself the faculties of another without his consent, I certainly retain my early opinions. on that however of third persons to interfere between the parties, and the effect of conventional...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Roger C. Weightman, 24 June 1826 [Quote]

may it be to the world what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all,) the Signal of arousing men to burst the chains, under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings & security of self...

Extract from the Ana of Robley Dunglison [after 4 July 1826] [Quote]

At all times dignified, and by no means easy of approach to all, he was generally communicative to those on whom he could rely; and in his own house was occasionally free in his speech even to imprudence to those of whom he did not know enough to be satisfied that an improper use might not be...

Extract from Ralph Waldo Emerson, 3 Aug. 1826 [Quote]

Yesterday I attended the funeral solemnities in Faneuil Hall in honour of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. The oration of Mr. Webster was worthy of his fame, and what is much more, was worthy of the august occasion.

Extract from William Short to John H. Cocke, 12 Aug. 1826 [Quote]

... that death which leaves a deep impression, is my venerable friend’s of Monticello – Although prepared for it from his age & infirmities, yet I was most sensible to the shock when it did arrive – This indeed I now consider as one of those struggles of nature against...

Charles Cramer’s Account of a Visit to Monticello, [before 26 May 1827]

Charlottesville—82 miles from Richmond, is celebrated as the Seat of Jefferson College or the University of Virginia. This institution owes its origin to the Late Thos Jefferson former president of the U. St. who devoted the latter part of his ever active life, towards the promotion of Science ...

Extract from James Fenimore Cooper, 24 Sept. 1830 [Quote]

Passed the day in reading Jefferson’s letters. I cannot say but the perusal of this book has elevated the man in my estimation. He discovers an equanimity of temper, and a philosophical tone of mind, that are admirable. Some of his remarks are of the first order, and nothing can be better than...