Abolitionist

Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island; 1727 - 1820.
Continental Army officer, aide-de-camp to Washington, son of Henry Laurens; 1754—82.

In a land where horsemanship was often men’s touchiest point of pride, Jefferson had to admit he never saw Washington’s like for grace and control in the saddle. A froniter runner and Indian wrestler — his friend George Mercer described his frame as padded with well-developed muscles — Washington had by 1774 refined mere energy down to a grace of least movement, the higher athleticism of the dance. And he danced well.

Garry Wills
Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence (1978)