Extract from Thomas Jefferson’s Memorandum Books

Let the exit of the spiral ... look on a small and distant part of the blue mountains. In the middle of the temple an altar, the sides of turf, the top a plain stone.

Published in MB, 1:247. Part of a larger section in which TJ is first planning improvements for the grounds at Monticello.
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Thomas Jefferson
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December 21, 1771
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Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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