Extract from Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia

we might shew that America, though but a child of yesterday, has already given hopeful proofs of genius, as well of the nobler kinds which arouse the best feelings of man, which call him into action, which substantiate his freedom, and conduct him to happines

[Query VI, “Productions Mineral, Vegetable and Animal”]

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January 1, 1782 to December 31, 1782
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