Letter to Phillip Mazzei

My Dear Friend, Your letter of Oct. 26. 1795. is just received and gives me…

Letter to Gideon Granger

Dear Sir I recieved with great pleasure your favor of June 4. and am much…

Letter to Reverend Samuel Miller

I have duly received your favor of the 18th and am thankful to you for…

Letter to Thomas Jefferson

Mount Vernon (Private) My dear Sir, Your letters of the 12th & 13th came duly…

Notes on the State of Virginia, Query IV: A Notice of the Mountains?

For the particular geography of our mountains I must refer to Fry and Jefferson’s map…

Letter to Justice William Johnson

DEAR SIR, — Our correspondence is of that accommodating character, which admits of suspension at…

Letter to William Branch Giles

Dear Sir I wrote you a letter yesterday of which you will be free to…

Letter to George Washington

Dear Sir I received on the 2d. inst the letter of Aug. 23. which you did…

Letter to George Washington

Dear Sir I have determined to make the subject of a letter, what, for some…

Letter to James Madison

The idea of separating the executive business of the confederacy from Congress, as the judiciary…

Letter to Thomas Jefferson

Monday last was the day for the meeting of the Convention.  The number as yet…

Letter to James Madison

Source: To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 27 December 1787 (Founders Online), https://goo.gl/ZaJfSg. For ease…

Extract from the Report to the President and Directors of the Literary Fund

A resolution was moved and agreed to in the following words: Whereas, it is the…

Letter to James Madison

DEAR SIR, My last to you was of the 31st. of July: since which I…

Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry

My Dear Sir, Your favor of Nov. 12 was safely delivered to me by Mr.…

Letter to John Taylor

I now inclose you Mr. Martin’s patent. A patent had actually been made out on…

Thomas Jefferson to George Mason

DEAR SIR, I am to make you my acknowledgments for your favor of Jan. 10,…

George Mason’s Account of Certain Proceedings in Convention

The constn as agreed to till a fortnight before the convention rose was such a…

Letter To Nathaniel Burwell

Dear Sir, — Your letter of February 17th found me suffering under an attack of…

Letter to Peter Carr

Dear Peter, — I have received your two letters of Decemb 30 and April 18,…

Letter to Maria Cosway

My Head, My Heart In the spring of 1786, while serving as the US minister to…

Letter to James Madison

THE EARTH BELONGS TO THE LIVING DEAR SIR, — I sit down to write to…

Letter to George Wythe

DEAR SIR, — Your favors of Jan. 10 & Feb. 10, came to hand on…

Letter to Isaac H. Tiffany

Sir,-In answer to your inquiry as to the merits of Gillies’ translation of the Politics…

Letter to Wilson Carey Nicholas

DEAR SIR,— Your favor of the 3d was delivered me at court; but we were…

Letter to Judge Spencer Roane

DEAR SIR,—I had read in the Enquirer, and with great approbation, the pieces signed Hampden,…

Letter to James Barbour

TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR. JAMES BARBOUR DEAR SIR, — Your favor of the 14th has…

Letter to Cabell

TO GOVERNOR WILLIAM H. CABELL. WASHINGTON, July 8, 1807.SIR,—You will have received from the Secretary…

Letter to Joseph Priestley

SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN DEAR SIR,– I learnt some time ago that you were…

Statute of Religious Liberty

I. Whereas Almighty God hath created the mind free; that all attempts to influence it…

Bill for Abolition of Entails

[B] Bill for Abolition of Entails, 11-12 August 1776On the 12th, I obtained leave to…

Letter to Elias Shipman and Others

Source: From Thomas Jefferson to the New Haven Merchants, 12 July 1801, Founders Online, National…

Letter to John B. Colvin

Source: Thomas Jefferson to John B. Colvin, 20 September 1810, Founders Online, National Archives, https://goo.gl/RkC7ak.…

Letter to John C. Breckinridge

DEAR SIR, The enclosed letter, tho’ directed to you, was intended to me also, and…

Remark in the New York Evening Post

Toast.—A gentleman just from Canada says the standing toast there is “Long life to Jefferson…

Editorial in the New York Evening Post

Embargo.—The eight years of Mr. Jeffersons administration are about to expire. He came to the…

Thomas Jefferson to John Adams

DEAR SIR–Since your favor of July 10. mine have been of July 17. 23 and…

Letter to George Washington

Dear Sir I was happy to find by the letter of Aug. 1. 1786. which…

Letter to Thomas Jefferson

The day fixed for the meeting of the Convention was the 14th.ult: on the 25th.…

Letter to Thomas Jefferson

The Convention continue to sit, and have been closely employed since the Commencemt. of the…

Letter to Alexander Donald

DEAR SIR– I received duly your friendly letter of November the 12th. By this time,…

Notes on the State of Virginia Query VI – Excerpt

Notes on the State of Virginia Query VI …Near the eastern foot of the North…

John Jay to Thomas Jefferson

The inefficacy of our government becomes daily more and more apparent. Our treasury and our…

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Law

Dear Sir,—The copy of your Second Thoughts on Instinctive Impulses, with the letter accompanying it,…

Thomas Jefferson to John Adams

Dear Sir-According to the reservation between us, of taking up one of the subjects of…

State of the Union Address (1808)

The Senate and House of Representatives of the United States: It would have been a…

State of the Union Address (1807)

The Senate and House of Representatives of the United States: Circumstances, fellow citizens, which seriously…

State of the Union Address (1806)

The Senate and House of Representatives of the United States: It would have given me,…

State of the Union Address (1805)

The Senate and House of Representatives of the United States: At a moment when the…

State of the Union Address (1804)

The Senate and House of Representatives of the United States: To a people, fellow citizens,…
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