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Here I am, my dear Sir, by the partiality of my friends, & discomfiture of my political enemies; again in the vortex of national politicks. My line of duty is plain & easy, & I shall endeavour to adhere to it. But I must confess, that I am much disappointed in a very pleasing anticipation, an interveiw at the seat of government with my ancient & highly respected friend of Monticello ; for I am...
My eldest Son will have the honor of presenting this. He is on a visit to his friends & relations at Pittsylvania , & it would have been impossible for him to have passed near to Monticello , with out manifesting that reverence & respect which he has always entertained for the friend & father of his Country. In presenting himself him to yourself & family, I am favored with an opportunity of...
Your very friendly letter of the 19th of June has given me great pleasure. The preference you express for the office holden by me, to the first office of the Government, is correspondent with your veiw of the same subject, when you was elected at to the former place. The latter you then justly considered as a “station of splendid misery .” My opinion on both these points is perfectly...