Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Smith Barton
|Monticello Oct. 22. 10|
botany here is but an object of amusement, a great one indeed and in which all our family mingles more or less. mr Randolph is our leader, and a good one. my mind has been so long ingrossed by other objects, that those I loved most have escaped from it, and none more than botany, whose lodgement is made peculiarly in the memory.