Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Angelica Schuyler Church

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.

PrC (MoSHi). Published in PTJ, 12:601.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Angelica Schuyler Church
Date Range
Date
February 17, 1788
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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