Extract from Thomas Jefferson’s Draft of a Letter to Henry Lee

I am no believer in the amalgamation of parties, nor do I consider it as either desirable or useful for the public; but only that, like religious differences, a difference in politics should never be permitted to enter into social intercourse, or to disturb its friendships, its charities or justice.

RC (PP); entire passage omitted in the RC. PoC (DLC).
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Henry Lee
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Date
August 10, 1824
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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