Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Francis W. Gilmer

I wish you and he could concert your movements so as to meet here, and that you would make this your head quarters. it is a good central point from which to visit your connections; and you know our practice of placing our guests at their ease, by shewing them we are so ourselves, & that we follow our necessary vocations, instead of fatiguing them by hanging unremittingly on their shoulders.

RC (CLU-C). PoC (DLC). Published in PTJRS, 10:154–6.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Francis Walker Gilmer
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Date
June 7, 1816
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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