Thomas Jefferson Quotes

I have felt so much for you that I cannot withhold the expression of my sympathies …. All you can do is to order,—that execution must depend on others

 
Context
The War of 1812 had been going very badly with the President receiving no cooperation from the Federalist party and several of the states. The British had just attacked Washington and burned the White House.
Citations

Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, 3rd President of the United States (Democratic Republican, VA), Letter of sympathy to the then President James Madison, September 14, 1814

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Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
  • Born: April 13, 1743
  • Died: July 4, 1826
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President

Thomas Jefferson was a statesman, diplomat, architect, and Founding Father who served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. Previously, he had been elected the second vice president of the United States, serving under John Adams from 1797 to 1801. The principal author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was a proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights motivating American colonists to break from the Kingdom of Great Britain and form a new nation; he produced formative documents and decisions at both the state and national level.

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