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Extract about Thomas Jefferson, by Joseph Delaplaine [1815] [Quote]

In conversation, he is free and communicative. All topics that fall under discussion are treated by him with equal unreservedness. He seems, indeed, to have no thought or opinion to conceal, and his stores of knowledge are unlocked and laid open with the same freedom in which nature unfolds her...

Extract from Francis W. Gilmer to William Wirt, 28 Mar. 1817 [Quote]

of all the persons I have known, Mr. Jefferson appears to owe most to the manner of his intercourse with mankind, there is nothing more fascinating about him than the appearance of perfect candour. He is much more of a courtier than I can ever be, with every aspect of the most unconcerned...

Extract from Joseph C. Cabell to Thomas Jefferson, 18 Aug. 1817 [Quote]

P. S. I have just copied the your manuscript on meteorological subjects, in which you have condensed a vast variety of most instructive & amusing information. It is astonishing how you could find time, in the midst of your other engagements to make such a prodigious number of observations. I...

Extract from Francis W. Gilmer to Dabney Carr, 12 Oct. 1818 [Quote]

what would you say to edifying the world by a chaste, elegant, and philosophical life of Citn Thomas your Uncle? He is in my judgement the best subject for biography after Gen: Washington which our country has afforded. This is a question worthy of consideration. It would be a great thing for a...

Extract from William C. Rives to John H. Cocke, 20 Jan. 1819 [Quote]

I am very happy in being able, at last, to congratulate you on the success of the Bill for the establishment of an University at the Central college. It was carried, on yesterday, by in the House of Delegates by the overwhelming & unexpected majority of 141 to 28 ... Among the many sources of...

Extract from Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 25 Aug. 1819 [Quote]

these hard times require the Bounty of nature to be profusely scatterd to make up for the losses sustaind by letting Money on interest to those who are become Bankrupts Mr Wilson Nicholas has faild for three hundred thousand Dollars. Mr Jeffersons indors’d for him to the amount of twenty...