Extract about Thomas Jefferson, as told by Margaret Bayard Smith

The house was in an unfinished state, and when Mr. Seymour observed it, Mr. Jefferson replied—“And I hope it will remain so during my life, as architecture is my delight, and putting up, and pulling down, one of my favourite amusements.”

Margaret Bayard Smith, Winter in Washington; or, Memoirs of the Seymour Family. In Three Volumes (New York, 1824); 2:261.
Margaret Bayard Smith
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January 1, 1809 to December 31, 1809
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