Extract from Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to [George Tucker?]

Mr Jefferson’s own character, in spite of the mistakes which prevail among many persons in regard to it, was essentially christian and could have been formed under no other influences than those of the Gospel. He was, if ever man was, merciful, pure in heart, a peace-maker, one who forgave his enemies not seven times but seventy times seven, doing his alms in secret, and praying not at the corners of the streets but in the retirement of his closet.

Tr in Letterbook (ViU: Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge Correspondence).
Author
Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge
Recipient
George Tucker
Date Range
Date
January 27, 1833 to January 27, 1834
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
Quote Category