Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Page

This very day, to others the day of greatest mirth and jollity, sees me overwhelmed with more and greater misfortunes than have befallen a descendant of Adam for these thousand years past I am sure.

MS not found. Published in PTJ, 1:3, as printed in George Tucker, Life of Thomas Jefferson (Philadelphia, 1837), 1:31.
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December 25, 1762
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