Founding Brothers

What was the reputation of Thomas Jefferson in 1790?

Founding Brothers Chapter 2 -The dinner

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Jefferson had recently returned from France after serving there as U.S. Minister. He had been sent to France soon after dishonoring himself while governor of Virginia by fleeing his burning capitol, but was returning to serve as Washington's Secretary of State. While he had Revolutionary credentials as the author of the Declaration of Independence, he had been somewhat removed from politics since that time.His return was plagued by both ongoing migraines and personal debt problems.