Extract from Thomas Jefferson to George R. Gilmer

I am as happy no where else & in no other society, & all my wishes end, where I hope my days will end, at Monticello. too many scenes of happiness mingle themselves with all the recollections of my native woods & feilds, to suffer them to be supplanted in my affection by any other.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 12:24–6.
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August 12, 1787
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