Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Charles Thomson

there has been a lamp called the Cylinder lamp, lately invented here. it gives a light equal as is thought to that of six or eight candles. it requires olive oil, but it’s consumption is not great.

RC (DLC: Thomson Papers). Published in PTJ, 7:518–19.
Recipient
Charles Thomson
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Date
November 11, 1784
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Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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