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Memoir, Correspondence and Miscellanies from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson

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Memoir, Correspondence and Miscellanies from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson

Volume II of IV

Authored by Thomas Jefferson

This Volume II of IV includes Thomas Jefferson's letters dated from April 1786 to July 1789, addressed to a very great variety of individuals; and comprising a range of information, and, in many instances, regular essays, on subjects of History, Politics, Science, Morals, and Religion. The letters to him are omitted, except in a very few instances, where it was supposed their publication would be generally acceptable, from the important character of the communication, or the general interest in the views of the writer; or where the whole or a part of a letter had been filed for the better understanding of the answer.

In these cases, such letters are inserted in the body of the work, or in an appendix, as their importance, and connection with the subject discussed by the author, rendered advisable. And where inferences from the tenor of the answer, might in any way affect the correspondent, his name does not appear in the copy filed.

The historical parts of the letters, and the entire publication, have the rare value of coming from one of the chief actors himself, and of being written, not for the public eye, but in the freedom and confidence of private friendship.

The detailed "Memoranda taken on a journey from Paris in 1787" are found on pages 131-175.

Publication Date:
1505900999 / 9781505900996
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6.69" x 9.61"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & Heads of State

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