Son of a half-breed Indian squaw (Quotation)
From Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia
Various printed sources claim that Thomas Jefferson was labeled by his political opponents in the election of 1800 as "...a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father..."
To date we have not found this quotation in any sources dating to that time. Its earliest known appearance in print is in a collection of New England folk tales, The Jonny-Cake Papers. First published in 1879, the stories told date in many cases back to the beginning of the nineteenth century, while others are thought to be even older. The reference in question appears in the "Seventeenth Baking,"