The life of Thomas Jefferson

The life of Thomas Jefferson

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by Henry Stephens Randall
     
 

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CHAPTER XIV. 1826—1848. Mr. Jefferson's Religions Views—His Pnblic Professions of a Belief in the Christian Religion—Uniform Tone of his State Papers on this…  See more details below

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CHAPTER XIV. 1826—1848. Mr. Jefferson's Religions Views—His Pnblic Professions of a Belief in the Christian Religion—Uniform Tone of his State Papers on this Subject—These nowhere Shown tt be Insincere by his Private Writings or History—His Contributions to Religious Objects, Attendance on Divine Worship, etc—His Language and Deportment in respect to Religion—Letter to his Daughter on the Subject in 1803—His Avowal that he Leans on the Views of Priestley—To Dr. Rush on same Subject in 1803—His Syllabus of an Estimate of the Merit of the Doctrines of Jesus, Compared with those of Others—His dissent from some of the Leading Views of Priestley—His objection to a " Specified Creed " —His Degree of General Concurrence with Unitarians—He published no Attacks on the Faith or Character of any Sect—Three Classes of his Religious Letters published after his Death—Considerations to be kept in View in estimating their Contents—His Utter Avoidance of Proselytism even in his Family—Closing up of his Pecuniary Affairs— The Snbscription drops and the Lottery fails—Sale of his Property—The Result— Another Exhibition of Public Feeling—Action of South Carolina and Louisiana Legislatures—Descendants left by Mr. Jefferson at the time of his Death—His Monument and Epitaph—Death of Governor Randolph—Death of Mrs. Randolph—Publication of Randolph's Edition of Jefferson's Works—Sale of Mr. Jefferson's Manuscripts, and Publication of Congress Edition of his Works—Responsibility. Mr. Jefferson was a public professor of his belief in the Christian religion. In all bis most important early Slate papers, unch as his Summary View of the Rights of British America, his portion of the Declaration made by Congress on the Causes of taking up Arms, the Declaration of Independence, the draft of a Constitutio...

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life of Thomas Jefferson 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At this writing, October 2001, Dumas Malone's 6-volume 'Jefferson and His Time' is generally thought to be the most authoritative biography of Thomas Jefferson. However, in his first volume of that set, 'Jefferson the Virginian', Malone acknowledges higher authority to Henry S. Randall's ante bellum (pre Civil War) biography, 'The Life of Thomas Jefferson'. This is not to be confused with a 1993 book, 'Thomas Jefferson: A Life' written by a Williard S. Randall. This latter work treats the idea, popularized by Fawn Brodie, that Thomas Jefferson sired children of his daughter's maid, Sarah (Sally) Hemming. DNA research, published in the November 5, 1998, edition of 'Nature', demonstrates that the only possible candidate would be Hemming's youngest son, who was conceived when Jefferson was 65 years old; a time when there were dozens of young men within the same county, with the same DNA Y-chromosome as Thomas Jefferson. Do not confuse the biography by Henry S. Randall with the book by Williard S. Randall.
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