Author: James Thomson Callender


“The President, Again” by James Thomson Callender (September 1, 1802)

In “The President, Again,” published on September 1, 1802, in the Recorder; or, Lady’s and Gentleman’s Miscellany, a Federalist newspaper in Richmond, James Thomson Callender turns on his former patron, accusing U.S. president Thomas Jefferson of having fathered children with a slave named Sally (presumably Sally Hemings). Some spelling has been modernized. The transcription has been aided by The Papers of Thomas Jefferson.