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Letter, 1806 January 19, St. Helena, S[outh] Carolina, to [Thomas Jefferson], n.p.

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Author: Peale, Raphaelle, 1774-1825
Abstract: Present mode of obtaining accurate knowledge of latitude requires some education, which is disadvantage; has idea of machine for simpler method, but not an opportunity for getting one made; sends diagram and description of machine; discusses live oak timbers cut for frigates and left to rot upon this island; "Pride of China or India" is valuable tree in abundance in Va.
Issued Date: 1806-01-19
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15069
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

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