Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Madame de Tessé

Roman taste, genius & magnificence excite ideas

PrC (MHi); first page only. PrC (MoSHi); second and third page only; worn and faded, with holes at folds and lower left quarter of third page missing. Tr (DLC); in TJ’s hand. Words for the missing or illegible parts of the PrC have been supplied from the Tr and are indicated by square brackets. Published in PTJ, 11:226–8.
Recipient
Madame de Tessé
Date Range
Date
March 20, 1787
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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