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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) to David Howell, re: Republican principles, Federalists, his reading

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01027 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Monticello Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 December 1810 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Jefferson attacks the Federalists as favoring hereditary rule. Free franked. Mentions that public news draws him from reading Tacitus and Horace, which he calls "more agreeable reading." He also mentions Gov. Fenner of Rhode Island. Jefferson praises Fenner, who controlled state politics for many years. Jefferson writes that he wants to avoid writing things that will be quoted. Apparently Howell asked Jefferson's opinion of his successors.

People: Howell, David, fl. 1782.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President Politics, Federalists, Classical World and Ancient Civilization, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison