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Letter, 1793 January 03, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania] to [William] Short, n.p.

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dc.contributor.author Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-12T18:48:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-12T18:48:43Z
dc.date.issued 1793-01-03 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15263
dc.description.abstract Chides Short about his hostility toward the French Jacobins; Jefferson says that while he mourns those who were wrongly or needlessly harmed by Jacobin violence, suffering is inevitable in republican revolutions and the cause of liberty is worth the cost; claims that most Americans share his opinion, including George Washington, who advised Jefferson to write to Short and warn him not to offend the French; Jefferson also points to parallels in the American Revolution; informs Short that he will not reform the diplomatic service as he plans to retire soon; asks Short to clarify his role in the suspension of American debt payments to the French government. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship College of William and Mary. Swem Library. Jefferson Project
dc.description.sponsorship Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Princeton University)
dc.description.sponsorship The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Washington, George, 1732-1799 en_US
dc.subject Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence en_US
dc.title Letter, 1793 January 03, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania] to [William] Short, n.p. en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.type.genre Letters (correspondence) en_US
dc.identifier.collectionId Mss. 39.1 J35
dcterms.isPartOf Thomas Jefferson Papers

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