Extract about Thomas Jefferson, by Joseph Delaplaine

In conversation, he is free and communicative. All topics that fall under discussion are treated by him with equal unreservedness. He seems, indeed, to have no thought or opinion to conceal, and his stores of knowledge are unlocked and laid open with the same freedom in which nature unfolds her bounties. They lie before you, and you have only to select and enjoy ... The liberality of his disposition, is felt in blessings around the neighbourhood of Monticello.

Published in Joseph Delaplaine, Delaplaine’s Repository of the Lives and Portraits of Distinguished American Characters (1815), 152–3.
Joseph Delaplaine
Date Range
January 1, 1815 to December 31, 1815
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
Delaplaine’s Repository, 1815