Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Baron von Geismar

I am savage enough to prefer the woods, the wilds, & the independance of Monticello, to all the brilliant pleasures of this gay capital. ... for tho’ there is less wealth there, there is more freedom, more ease & less misery.

PrC (DLC). Published inPTJ, 8:499–500.
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Thomas Jefferson
Baron von Geismar
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September 6, 1785
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