Editor says, what if Thomas Jefferson had not resigned but had been dismissed from Washington's first Cabinet? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in reality Jefferson's private moves were thinly concealed. The final comment was recorded in a letter dated 3 January 1793 addressed to his secretary William Short but not repeated in conversation to Genet. The primary source of this article is Joseph J. Ellis excellent book "American Creation" (2007) Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.