Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Julius A. Bingham, 2 July 1822

To Julius A. Bingham

Monticello July 2. 22.


Your favor of June 24. is recieved. age, debility and the manual difficulty and pain of writing, have obliged me to withdraw from every thing possible which requires writing, and especially from every thing political; on which subject I read nothing, but leave the future to the generation which it concerns. they are to feel the good and the evil of measures, and therefore have alone the right to direct them. these considerations will, I hope excuse me from saying any thing on the subject of the Prospectus you were pleased to inclose. Accept the assurance of my great respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Tr of Richard Harrison to Joseph Anderson, 29 May 1822 (see note to Harrison to TJ, 3 June 1822); at foot of text: “Mr J. A. Bingham”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • aging; TJ on his own search
  • Bingham, Julius A.; letter to search
  • Bingham, Julius A.; proposed work of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; reading habits of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; fatiguing or painful to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; aging search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; debility search