Extract from Alexander H. H. Stuart to W. J. Campbell

I have a distinct recollection of Mr Jefferson’s appearance, when he called on my Mother, to pay his respects, & deliver, in person, the invitation to dine with him; and also of every incident that occurred at the dinner party, & especially of his grace & vivacity of manner. He conversed freely, & his countenance was full of expression, which varied with every subject which he touched ... I have never met any one who presided at his own table, with the same playful grace and urbanity, blended with perfect dignity.

Photocopy of RC (ViU).
Alexander H. H. Stuart
W. J. Campbell
Date Range
August 3, 1886
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson