Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams

I do not entertain your apprehensions for the happiness of our brother Madison in a state of retirement. such a mind as his, fraught with information, and with matter for reflection, can never know ennui. besides, there will always be work enough cut out for him to continue his active usefulness to his country.

RC (MHi: Adams Papers). PoC (DLC). Published in PTJRS, 11:311–13.
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
Date Range
May 5, 1817
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson