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Letter, 1801 April 21, Washington, [D.C.] to [William Short], n.p.

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dc.contributor.author Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-12T18:50:16Z
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-25T21:07:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-12T18:50:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-25T21:07:53Z
dc.date.issued 1801-04-21 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10288/15376
dc.description.abstract Elaborates on his religious views, saying they are "very different from that Anti-Christian system imputed to me by those who know nothing of my opinions"; disdains corruptions of Christianity but embraces the "genuine precepts of Jesus himself"; the more he reflects on it, the more he realizes "it expanded beyond the measure of either my time or information"; recommends reading Joseph Priestley's Socrates and Jesus Compared; it caused him to outline a "syllabus" for points to investigate; sends both to Short, asking him not to make the latter public; states he is "averse to the communication of my religious tenets to the public"; adds that it behooves other leaders to follow the same policy and not to inquire as to others' religious beliefs. 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 Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804 en_US
dc.subject Socrates and Jesus compared en_US
dc.subject Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Religion en_US
dc.subject Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence en_US
dc.title Letter, 1801 April 21, Washington, [D.C.] 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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