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Collection Reference Number GLC09038
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1813 
Title Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Benjamin Rush regarding his correspondence with John Adams
Date 5 March 1813
Author Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  
Recipient Rush, Benjamin  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Describes continued correspondence with John Adams, "with the commonplace topics of politics, we do not meddle. When there are so many others on which we agree why should we introduce the only one on which we differ?" Lauds the naval triumphs of the U.S.S. Constitution; and discusses at length veterinary and human medicine. "Man can tell his physician the seat of his pain, it's nature, history, and sometimes its cause, and can follow his directions for the curative process. but the poor dumb horse cannot signify where his pain is..." On Adams he writes, "a navy has always been his hobby horse. A little further time will show whether his ideas have been premature..."
Subjects Politics  President  Navy  Health and Medical  War of 1812  Education  
People Rush, Benjamin (1746-1813)  Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  Adams, John (1735-1826)  
Place written Monticello, Virginia
Theme The Presidency; Naval & Maritime; Health & Medicine; War of 1812; Education
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859