Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Mann Randolph

your account of Clarkson’s conduct gives me great pleasure. my first wish is that the labourers may be well treated, the second that they may enable me to have that treatment continued by making as much as will admit it. the man who can effect both objects is rarely to be found. I wish you would take occasion to express to him the satisfaction I recieve from this communication.

RC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 23:435–6.
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April 19, 1792