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Letter, 1788 April 9, Frankfurt on the Main, [Germany] to [William] Short, n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Concerns Jefferson's trip in Germany and his planned route back to Paris through the wine country of Hocheim, Rudesheim, and Johannesberg; travels with Baron von Geismar; mentions he met in Hanau the "officers who had been stationed in Albermarle while in captivity"; praises as the "most wonderful in nature" the German postilions; muses that the area surrounding Frankfurt on the Main is the origin of many Americans and "whatever is not English among us"; compares the countryside to Maryland and Pennsylvania; alludes to his having "taken some measures too for realizing a project which I have wished to execute for 20 years past without knowing how to go about it" but says he will discuss it further with William Short when he arrives in Paris.
Issued Date: 1788-04-09
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15261
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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