Extract from Thomas Mann Randolph to Thomas Jefferson

The skill & activity of Clarkson are sufficiently manifested allready to make us hope that your affairs in Albemarle will be better conducted than they have ever been. I know it will give you real pleasure to hear that he has a valuable art of governing the slaves which sets aside the necessity of punishment allmost entirely. Contentment reigns among them, & that good order which Goodness itself unaccompanied with firmness & vigor could not maintain.

RC (MHi). Published in PTJ, 23:347.
Author
Thomas Mann Randolph
Date Range
Date
March 27, 1792
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson