Extract from Francis W. Gilmer to William Wirt

The old Citzn of Monticello is such a diplomatist, that he has quite baffled our schemes to obtain his opinion: and when we ask him one thing he tells us, he ‘has reason to believe’ something about another. A plague upon all diplomacy I say.

RC (Vi: Francis Walker Gilmer Papers, Acc. 18763).
Author
Francis W. Gilmer
Recipient
William Wirt
Date Range
Date
August 21, 1821
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson