Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Pierre Charles L’Enfant

whenever it is proposed to prepare plans for the Capitol, I should prefer the adoption of some one of the models of antiquity which have had the approbation of thousands of years

RC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 20:86–7.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Pierre Charles L’Enfant
Date Range
Date
April 10, 1791
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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