Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Manners
|Monticello Feb. 22. 14.|
but with this objection, lying but in a small degree, Linnaeus’s method was recieved, understood, and conventionally settled among the learned, and was even getting into common use. to disturb it then was unfortunate. the new systems attempted in Botany, by Jussieu, in Mineralogy, by Haüy, are subjects of the same regret ... in Botany Wildenow and Persoon have incorporated into Linnaeus the new discovered plants.