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Dialogue Between my Head and my Heart

A letter from Thomas Jefferson to Maria Cosway, describing his head and heart in an argument over his love for her when she leaves Paris to return to England (and her husband).

I feel more fit for death than life. But when I look back on the pleasures of which it is a consequene, I an conscious they were worth the price I am paying.

You can read a .pdf of the letter here.