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Did Jefferson write good?

Posted by Ron Coleman on July 4, 2007


Evidently, quite well.  Hat tip to Boing Boing.


2 Responses to “Did Jefferson write good?”

  1. Ara Rubyan said

    It is just as relevant today as ever. For example this description of George III:

    “He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers …For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments.”

    It’s like a tap on the shoulder.

  2. soccer dad said

    And Adams recognized it too.

    The subcommittee met. Jefferson proposed to me to make the draft. I said, ‘I will not,’ ‘You should do it.’ ‘Oh! no.’ ‘Why will you not? You ought to do it.’ ‘I will not.’ ‘Why?’ ‘Reasons enough.’ ‘What can be your reasons?’ ‘Reason first, you are a Virginian, and a Virginian ought to appear at the head of this business. Reason second, I am obnoxious, suspected, and unpopular. You are very much otherwise. Reason third, you can write ten times better than I can.’ ‘Well,’ said Jefferson, ‘if you are decided, I will do as well as I can.’ ‘Very well. When you have drawn it up, we will have a meeting.’

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