Extract from a Reported Comment made by Thomas Jefferson, as Recalled by Martha J. Trist Burke

My father was riding one evening with Mr Jefferson and had been commenting upon the character of George Washington in a tone which elicited the following from Mr Jefferson who stopping his horse and pointing to the heavens exclaimd “Yes Sir, when names now great are gone & forgotten, His (George Washington’s) will Shine like a galaxy in the heavens.”

M J. T. Burke
Tr (Martha J. Trist Burke Commonplace Book, privately owned); dateline beneath signature.
Author
Martha J. Trist Burke
Date Range
Date
September 25, 1887
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
Repository
Privately owned