Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Short

tranquility is the softest pillow for the head of old age; and the good will of those around us the sweetest soother of our repose. in this state of being, seasoned by occasional communications with my friends, I shall pass willingly to that eternal sleep which, whether with, or without, dreams, awaits us hereafter.

RC (ViW). PoC (DLC).
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
William Short
Date Range
Date
May 5, 1816
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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