Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Page

the city of London, tho’ handsomer than Paris, is not so handsome as Philadelphia. their architecture is in the most wretched stile I ever saw, not meaning to except America where it is bad, nor even Virginia where it is worse than in any other part of America, which I have seen.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 9:445.
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May 4, 1786
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