Saturday, November 6

[It's no longer the age of paranoia]
A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the mean time we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war & long oppressions of enormous public debt . . . If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, & then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are the stake.

Better luck, therefore, to us all; and health, happiness, & friendly salutations to yourself.

(Excerpt from a letter from Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor Philadelphia in 1798)

[Someone saw a post of mine on the Mirror's site and sent me this to help console me. So indeed we are not alone.]


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