Volume 42

16 November 1803 to 10 March 1804

Volume Details

Selected Documents
26 December 1803

Jefferson’s younger daughter was expecting her third child when her father wrote her this letter touching on a variety of topics.

26 January 1804

Following a discussion with Aaron Burr about their political relationship, Jefferson made this detailed record for his files.

3 March 1804

Jefferson informs Gerry that he will seek a second term as president to help consolidate his party's gains and resist the "unbounded calumnies" of diehard Federalists.