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Letter, 1816 May 5, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia] to [William Short], n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Jefferson is pleased that Short has seen his granddaughter Ellen, who is "of a good heart, good temper, a sound head"; volume of correspondence keeps him "chained to his writing table" for long periods of time each day and leaves him unable to write his memoirs; he will not consider running for public office again, choosing to "leave...to those who are to come after me the pursuit of what is right."
Issued Date: 1816-05-05
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
Randolph family
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15374
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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