ALS, 1807 July 16, Washington, to Madame de Stael-Holstein.


ALS, 1807 July 16, Washington, to Madame de Stael-Holstein.

As President, Jefferson writes a friendly letter to the French author whose son is to visit America. "If he wishes to know the nation, it's occupations, manners & principles, they reside not in the cities; he must travel through the country." Voicing his hopes for neutrality in the European war, yet he says, " ... when wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne, resistance becomes morality." He looks forward to his retirement at Monticello, where he will be "occupied with my books and my farms."

1 1/2 p. ; 24.5 x 20 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 6821362

Copley Press, J S Copley Library

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