Extract from Jefferson at Monticello: The Private Life of Thomas Jefferson

Mr. Jefferson was six feet two and a half inches high, well proportioned, and straight as a gun barrel. He was like a fine horse; he had no surplus flesh ... His countenance was always mild and pleasant.

Published in Hamilton W. Pierson, ed., Private Life of Thomas Jefferson (1862). Published in James A. Bear, ed., Jefferson at Monticello (1967), 70.
Author
Edmund Bacon
Date Range
Date
January 1, 1862 to December 31, 1862
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
Repository
Jefferson at Monticello