Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Maria Jefferson Eppes

it would be a great satisfaction to me ... to have the enjoiment of family society for a few days undisturbed. nothing can repay me the loss of that society, the only one founded in affection and bosom confidence ... it is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. I feel it when we are all together & alone beyond what can be imagined.

RC (ViU). Published in PTJ, 35:510–11.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Maria Jefferson Eppes
Date Range
Date
October 26, 1801
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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