Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Rev. James Madison

I have often seen a leg of the bow below my level. my situation at Monticello admitted this, because there is a mountain there in the opposite direction of the afternoon’s sun, the valley between which & Monticello is 500 feet deep. I have seen a leg of a rainbow plunge down on the river running through that valley.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 13:380.
Thomas Jefferson
Rev. James Madison
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July 19, 1788
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