Extract from Alexander H. H. Stuart to W. J. Campbell
|Staunton Aug 3rd 1886|
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.