Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Daniel Trump
|Washington Feb. 21. 1801.|
he was a valuable young man, and his loss has given great concern to me ... the object of the present is to see if you can procure one to supply his place. good humor & sobriety are the two indispensable qualities. skill in his business is now become more important, as I shall be little at home myself. still I shall give the principal directions & make myself the most important drawings.