Extract from Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours to Jacques Necker

Mr. Jefferson, who resisted the whole country and risked all his popularity, who ran the risk of not being reelected by refusing to seize Louisiana, an almost limitless country whose land is excellent, will certainly not change his principles after the success of his peaceful negotation.

Published in James F. Marshall, trans. and ed., De Staël–Du Pont Letters: Correspondence of Madame de Staël and Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and Other Members of the Necker and du Pont Families (1968), 204.
Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours
Jacques Necker
Date Range
February 28, 1804
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
De Staël-Du Pont Letters