Extract from John Adams to Abigail Adams

Jefferson went off Yesterday, and a good riddance of bad ware. I hope his Temper will be more cool and his Principles more reasonable in Retirement than they have been in office. I am almost tempted to wish he may be chosen Vice President at the next Election for there if he could do no good, he could do no harm. He has Talents I know, and Integrity I believe: but his mind is now poisoned with Passion, Prejudice and Faction.

RC (MHi: Adams Papers).
Author
John Adams
Recipient
Abigail Adams
Date Range
Date
January 6, 1794
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson