Jefferson is balking at staying in Philadelphia to write the declaration and protests to Adams: "I've not seen my wife in six months."That's it?
Adams responds, "You write 10 times better than any man in Congress, including me. For a man of only 33 years, you possess a happy talent for composition and a remarkable felicity of expression. Now, will you be a patriot . . . or a lover?"
Jefferson, clearly preferring the latter, says he "burns" for his wife, at home in Virginia.
If Jefferson had said: "Now if you'll excuse me, I find the need for a booty call to be self-evident!" Then, maybe I could understand. Or if Jefferson had said, "Mr. Adams, I must get me some slave love! Do not deny me hot chocolate! I must go jism into a black lady!" That, I could see why there's a problem.
But this? This seems kinda tame.