Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Currie

I send by this conveiance designs for the Capitol. they are simple & sublime. more cannot be said. they are not the brat of a whimsical conception never before brought to light, but copied from the most precious the most perfect model of antient architecture remaining on earth; one which has received the approbation of near 2000 years, and which is sufficiently remarkable to have been visited by all travellers.

RC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 9:239-40.
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Thomas Jefferson
James Currie
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January 28, 1786 to January 29, 1786
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