Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Angelica Schuyler Church
|Paris Sunday. Feb. 17. 1788.|
I have been planning what I would shew you: a flower here, a tree there; yonder a grove, near it a fountain; on this side a hill, on that a river. indeed madam I know nothing so charming as our own country. the learned say it is a new creation; and I believe them; not for their reasons, but because it is made on an improved plan.