Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Giovanni Fabbroni

If there is a gratification which I envy any people in this world it is to your country it’s music. this is the favorite passion of my soul, & fortune has cast my lot in a country where it is in a state of deplorable barbarism.

Dft (DLC). Published in PTJ, 2:195–98.
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June 8, 1778
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