August 16 1816: No Comment

thomas_jefferson_by_rembrandt_peale_1805_cropped

On the subject of your letter to Mrs Randolph I have only to say that generally I am averse to be quoted in the public papers, because there are bigots, religious and political always ready and disposed to make every word from me a text for perversions and ribaldry; and I am now at that time of life which asks repose and tranquility.

— Thomas Jefferson writes to Benjamin Galloway, August 16 1816.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s