Extract from Adam Hodgson’s Account of a Visit to Monticello

Mr. Jefferson’s appearance is rather prepossessing. He is tall and very thin, a little bent with age, with an intelligent and sprightly countenance. His manners are dignified, but courteous and gentlemanly; and he enters into conversation with great ease and animation.

Published in Adam Hodgson, Letters from North America, written During a Tour in the United States and Canada (London, 1824), 1:318.
Adam Hodgson
Date Range
June 18, 1820
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
Hodgson, Letters from North America (London, 1824)