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7134. QUIET, Love of.—

I want to be
quiet; and although some circumstances, now
and then, excite me to notice them, I feel safe,
and happier in leaving events to those whose
turn it is to take care of them; and, in general,
to let it be understood, that I meddle little or
not at all with public affairs.—
To Joseph C. Cabell. Washington ed. vi, 310. Ford ed., ix, 452.
(M. 1814)