Jefferson often refers to Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, the principal author of its Declaration of Independence.

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    It is while we are young that the habit of industry is formed. If not then, it never is afterwards. The fortune of our lives therefore depends on employing well the short period of our youth.
    —Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    I see now our fireside formed into a groupe, no one member of which has a fibre in their composition which can ever produce any jarring or jealousies among us. No irregular passions, no dangerous bias, which may render problematical the future fortunes and happiness of our descendants.
    —Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    I have been thinking this half hour how to begin my letter and cannot for my soul make it out. I wish to the Lord one could write a letter without any beginning for I am sure it allways puzzles me more than all the rest of it.
    —Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)