Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Prologue xi
  • Williamsburg 1
  • The Gentleman Has Spoken Treason 3
  • A Determination Never to Do What Is Wrong 15
  • What Is to Become of Children—Divided? 28
  • All Men Are Born Free 34
  • Revolution 41
  • With What Majesty Do We Ride There above the Storms! 43
  • The Horrid Disposition of the Times 61
  • We Must Be Prepared to Destroy It 68
  • Save Us from Ruin 84
  • He Lost Everything 96
  • Fiery, Hot and Impetuous 100
  • Who Would Have Expected All This Here? 108
  • The Conflagration in the Night 114
  • The Enemy Will Commit Great Ravages 120
  • Almost the Whole County Was Inflaim’D 126
  • This Dangerous Fire Is Only Smothered 134
  • Whom Can We Trust Now? 140
  • Bring Him Alive to Headquarters 149
  • Invasion 157
  • Beyond All My Fears 159
  • A Fatal Inattention 166
  • The Most Wretched Situation That Can Be Conceived 176
  • Seemed like the Day of Judgment Was Come 187
  • The Enemy Mean to Overrun Us 200
  • You Loyalists Won’t Do Anything 207
  • Honor Is like an Island 212
  • We Must Give It Up 224
  • Burnt All Their Houses 232
  • Uncommon Dangers Require Uncommon Remedies 239
  • No Wagons, No Intelligence, Not One Spy 244
  • Bring Our Whole Force into Virginia 252
  • Flight from Monticello 267
  • A Terrible Clatter of Horses 269
  • British Horse Came to Monticello 283
  • The Unfortunate Passages in My Conduct 294
  • Liberty! 302
  • Time Wastes Too Fast 312
  • Devoutly Pray for His Death 319
  • There Is Not a Truth Existing Which I Fear 326
  • Acknowledgments 333
  • Notes 337
  • Suggested Reading 371
  • Index 375
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