Extract from Thomas Jefferson’s Memorandum Books
|Dec. 21. 1771|
Let the exit of the spiral ... look on a small and distant part of the blue mountains. In the middle of the temple an altar, the sides of turf, the top a plain stone.
Published in MB, 1:247. Part of a larger section in which TJ is first planning improvements for the grounds at Monticello.
December 21, 1771