Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Brown

I rejoice with you in the downfall of Bonaparte. this scourge of the world has occasioned the deaths of at least ten millions of human beings, and for what? that he may be called a conqueror, a Robin Hood of the big breed, and end at last in bringing on his own nation the devastation he has spread over others.

RC (ViU: TJP); torn at creases; addressed: “Doctr Samuel Brown Natchez”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 29 Apr. PoC (DLC); endorsed by TJ. Published in PTJRS, 7:325–6.
Thomas Jefferson
Samuel Brown
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April 28, 1814
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