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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 13: 22 April 1818 to 31 January 1819

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 13: 22 April 1818 to 31 January 1819
 

This volume's 598 documents span 22 April 1818 to 31 January 1819. Jefferson spends months preparing for a meeting to choose the site of the state university. He drafts the Rockfish Gap Report recommending the location of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville as well as l... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780691185217
Published 5 June 2018
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Jefferson, Thomas
Edited by Looney, J. Jefferson
Series Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series
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ISBN-13 9780691185217
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
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Imprint Princeton University Press
Publication Date 5 June 2018
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Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Jefferson, Thomas
Edited by Looney, J. Jefferson
Series Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series
Category Literature: Texts
Literature: Special Interest
History
World History
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
American History
Number of Pages Not specified
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Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Dewey Code 973.46092
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This volume's 598 documents span 22 April 1818 to 31 January 1819. Jefferson spends months preparing for a meeting to choose the site of the state university. He drafts the Rockfish Gap Report recommending the location of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville as well as legislation confirming this decision. Jefferson travels to Warm Springs to cure his rheumatism but instead contracts a painful infection on his buttocks. His enforced absence from Poplar Forest leads to detailed correspondence with plantation manager Joel Yancey. A work that Jefferson helped translate, Destutt de Tracy's Treatise on Political Economy, is finally published. Salma Hale visits Monticello and describes Jefferson's views on food, wine, and religion. In acknowledging an oration by Mordecai M. Noah, Jefferson remarks that the suffering of members of the Jewish faith "has furnished a remarkable proof of the universal spirit of religious intolerance." He receives long discussions of occult science and the nature of light by Robert Miller and Gabriel Crane. Abigail Adams dies, and Jefferson assures John Adams that their own demise will result in "an ecstatic meeting with the friends we have loved & lost and whom we shall still love and never lose again."

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review "The series has been rightly garlanded with praise for its ambition, its production values, its scholarly apparatus and the staggering erudition displayed in its editorial annotations. The current volume more than maintains standards."---Peter Thompson, Resources for Early American Studies

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Author's Bio

J. Jefferson Looney is editor of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, which is sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Charlottesville, Virginia.

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