Rules of the Presidency

My policy was to play down the imperial presidency and to make sure that I did nothing that could be construed as monarchical.
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

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Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson:

I wore plain gentleman's cloths, I made no attempt to dress like a president. I certainly didn't wear the ceremonial sword that both of my predecessors had occasionally worn.
I rode my horse alone through the District of Columbia. In fact, I did much of the grocery shopping for the White House myself.

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