Custom Dates

Dates

For instance, 1763-01
For instance, 1888-12
Showing 14 results

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe, 17 June 1785 [Quote]

I sincerely wish you may find it convenient to come here. the pleasure of the trip will be less than you expect, but the utility greater. it will make you adore your own country, it’s soil, it’s climate, it’s equality, liberty, laws, people & manners. my god! how little do my countrymen know...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Charles Bellini, 30 Sep. 1785 [Quote]

you are perhaps curious to know how this new scene has struck a savage of the mountains of America. Not advantageously I assure you. I find the general fate of humanity here most deplorable. The truth of Voltaire’s observation offers itself perpetually, that every man here must be either the...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Count de Volney, 8 Feb. 1805 [Quote]

in no case perhaps does habit attach our choice or judgment more than in climate. the Canadian glows with delight in his sleigh & snow, the very idea of which gives me the shivers. the comparison of climate between Europe & N. America, taking together it’s corresponding parts, hangs...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Hamilton, July 1806 [Quote]

[England’s] sun-less climate has permitted them to adopt what is certainly a beauty of the very first order in landscape. their canvas is of open ground, variegated with tufts clumps of trees tastily distributed with taste. they need no more of wood than will serve to embrace a lawn or a glade....

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 28 Oct. 1813 [Quote]

But even in Europe a change has sensibly taken place in the mind of Man. science had liberated the ideas of those who read and reflect, and the American example had kindled feelings of right in the people. an insurrection has consequently begun, of science, talents & courage against rank and...