Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Hamilton

the grounds which I destine to improve in the style of the English gardens…compose the Northern quadrant of a mountain for about 2/3 of it’s height, & then spread for the upper third over it’s whole crown. they contain about 300. acres, washed at the foot, for about a mile, by a river of the size of the Schuylkill. the hill is generally too steep for direct ascent, but we make level walks succeessively along on it’s side, which in it’s upper part encircle the hill, & we intersect these again by others of easy ascent in various parts.

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Thomas Jefferson
William Hamilton
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July 1, 1806 to July 31, 1806
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