The Life of Thomas Jefferson

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 168 sider
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: 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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