Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Frederick W. Hatch

but it seems to be expected that there will be a concourse of one or two thousand others attending it, from all parts of the country; and experience has proved to me that my place is considered as among the curiosities of the neighborhood, and that it will probably be visited as such by most of the attendants. I have neither strength nor spirits to encounter such a stream of strangers from day to day, and must therefore avoid it by obeying the necessary call of my concerns in Bedford.

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Frederick W. Hatch
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Date
May 12, 1822
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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