Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Thomas Jefferson (17431826)
With earnest prayers to all my friends to cherish mutual good will, to promote harmony and conciliation, and above all things to let the love of our country soar above all minor passions, I tender you the assurance of my affectionate esteem and respect.
THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to John Hollins, May 5, 1811.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Andrew A. Lipscomb, vol. 13, pp. 5859 (1903).