Letter from Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, to John Mackey, May 9, 1816

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Identifier: D01175

Title: Letter signed Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, to John Mackey, May 9, 1816

Description: "I do not meddle in printing any thin[g] my time of life requires rest of body and mind and that I should withdraw myself from all correspondence which no special duty makes incumbent on me. The existing generation possesses as much wisdom as that which preceded them, and will, I am confident, take as good care of their affairs." [This letter is written on the face of an old envelope but the back contains the draft of a letter dated 10 May 1816 that appears to be related to the same subject.]

Item: Letter



Dates: 1816


Maker/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826



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