Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes

Dear Sir

nobody who knows the President can doubt but that he has honestly done every thing he could to the best of his judgment. and there is no sounder judgment than his. I cannot account for what has happened but by giving credit to the rumors which circulate against Armstrong. who is presumptuous, obstinate & injudicious.

RC (Mrs. Francis Eppes Shine, Los Angeles, 1946); endorsed by Eppes. PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “John W. Eppes”; endorsed by TJ.
Thomas Jefferson
Date Range
September 9, 1814
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
(CLShine) Mrs. Francis Eppes Shine, Los Angeles, Calif., 1946