Extract from Sarah N. Randolph’s The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson, 1871

From this northern terrace the view is sublime; and here Jefferson and his company were accustomed to sit, bare-headed, in the summer until bed-time, having neither dew nor insects to annoy them. Here, perhaps, has been assembled more love of liberty, virtue, wisdom, and learning than any other private spot in America.

Published in Sarah N. Randolph, The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson. Compiled from Family Letters and Reminiscences, by His Great-Granddaughter (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1871), 337.
Sarah N. Randolph
Date Range
December 31, 1871
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson