Please share the TJ assassination threats!
An anonymous letter from New York, this one sighed, “A–X” said: “You are in danger a dreadful plot is forming against you… Julius Caesar was cautioned for the Ides of March–I caution you for the last of April.”
This one had me rolling on the floor for about an hour: “I think you ought to get a damn kicking, you red-headed son of a bitch. You are a pretty fellow to be President of the United States of America, you dirty scoundrel.” –Anonymous
December 1804, a correspondent signing himself, “A Friend of the Constitution” told Jefferson that “there is a plot formed to murder you… A band of hardy fellows have joined to do it. They are to have ten thousand dollars if they succeed in the attempt. They are to carry daggers and pistols. I have been invited to join them but would rather suffer death. I advise you to take care and be cautious how you walk about as some of the assassins are already in Washington.”
Another anonymous writer: “Thomas Jefferson. You are the damdest fool that God put life into you. God Dam you.”
Those are the few I have.