Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Henry Latrobe

I shall live in the hope that the day will come when an opportunity will be given you of finishing the Middle building in a style worthy of the two wings, and worthy of the first temple dedicated to the sovereignty of the people; embellishing with Athenian taste the course of a nation looking far beyond the range of Athenian destinies.

PoC (DLC). Published in PTJRS, 5:238-9.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Date Range
Date
July 12, 1812
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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