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Letter, 1826 January 18, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia] to [William Short], n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Confides that he has "ceased to think" on the subject of emancipation because it is "not to be a work of my day"; admits that converting slaves to serfs would be preferable to slavery, but he still prefers sending freed slaves to the West Indies, which is "greatly preferable to the mixture of colour here."
Issued Date: 1826-01-18
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/14972
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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