Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison

à propos of the Capitol. do my dear friend exert yourself to get the plan begun or set aside, & that adopted which was drawn here. it was taken from a model which has been the admiration of 16. centuries, which has been the object of as many pilgrimages as the tomb of Mahomet: which will give unrivalled honour to our state, and furnish a model whereon to form the taste of our young men.

RC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 9:264-71.
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February 8, 1786
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