Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Martha Jefferson Randolph

I never before knew the full value of trees. my house is entirely embosomed in high plane trees, with good grass below, & under them I breakfast, dine, write, read & receive my company. what would I not give that the trees planted nearest round the house at Monticello were full grown.

RC (NNPM). PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 26:445–6.
Thomas Jefferson
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July 7, 1793
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