Extract from Thomas Jefferson’s Memorandum Books

four good fellows, a lad & two girls of abt 16. each in 8 ½ hours dug in my cellar of mountain clay a place 3.f. deep, 8 f. wide & 16 ½ f. long = 142/3 cubical yds. ... in digging my dry well, at the depth of 14 f. I observed one digger, one filler, one drawer … it was a yellow rotten stone with a great many hard stones as large as a man’s head and some larger

MS (DLC). Published in MB, 1:28, 36–37, 76.
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May 15, 1768 to December 31, 1770
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