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Letter, 1787 March 15, Lyon, [France] to [William Short], Paris, [France].

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Concerns Jefferson's trip to Aix en Provence via Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais, and Lyon; he has stopped in Lyon; Jefferson observes the weather, the countryside, architecture, vineyards, the conditions of the peasants; believes the people of Champagne are extremely poor because he observed women doing hard labor in the fields; Jefferson entertained by Madame de Espinay de Laye at Chateau de Laye, a large seigneury in Beaujolais; introduced to the de Layes by Abbes Chalut and Arnoux; Jefferson planned to have a new servant at each stop along the trip, but he liked the servant from Dijon so much he kept him on the whole trip; tells William Short to give greetings to his friends particularly Madame Adrienne Catherine de Noailles, Comtesse de Tesse and Madame Sophie Ernestine de Tott.
Issued Date: 1787-03-15
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15205
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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