LM: These people, elected to manage the government of the people of these United States, are supposed to be working for all of us. Whatever their ideological differences, they should be able to sit down together and work out compromises.
If they and all of us, can’t do that and today it looks as if we can’t, then maybe it’s time for a split.
from Letter to Isaac H. Tiffany
Monticello August 26, 1816