Longtime amateur Jefferson scholar and sponsor of 21 Jefferson Day events in Vermont dating back to 1969.
I read TJ's letter to Milligan 4/16/16 in Koch & Peden's "Life and selected Writings of TJ" (it's not included in the three other letters selections I have).
The Milligan letter contains J's prospectus for Tracy's work in full, but it does not include the quote in question, and there are no ellipses shown..
I checked the link and the quote is there in J's hand - but I'm not clear what I'm looking at. Did J write this, but not send it to Milligan for publication?