I thought about this as Presidents' Day approaches, for I have received my first email about a U.S. President, in this case, Thomas Jefferson. I have always enjoyed reading the thoughts that he put into writing or speeches. I still vividly remember my visit to Monticello, and would post pictures, but they are on slides.
I am reprinting most of the email here and I have not checked for any errors. If there are any, I am sure some scholar will let me know.