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Letter, 1789 December 14, Eppington, [Chesterfield County, Virginia] to [William Short], n.p.

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dc.contributor.author Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-12T18:49:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-12T18:49:21Z
dc.date.issued 1789-12-14 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15306
dc.description.abstract Shares that he spent his time since his letter of 21 November travelling and socializing with friends; passes along news of weddings and deaths as well as local events, including the departure of George Wythe from William & Mary because he was "disgusted with some of the conduct of the professors"; comments that Hampden-Sydney "is going to nothing" as well because of the "religious phrenzy" there; comments on anti-federalism and opposition to the Constitution in Virginia, led by Patrick Henry; describes improvements being made to Richmond, Virginia, including the capitol, "an edifice of first rate dignity"; lists neighbors near Monticello; notes judicial appointments to the Supreme Court and district and circuit courts; lists cabinet-level salaries; mentions that he was offered the position of secretary of state, which he is ambivalent about but will accept if George Washington thinks it will benefit the country. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship College of William and Mary. Swem Library. Jefferson Project
dc.description.sponsorship Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Princeton University)
dc.description.sponsorship The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Washington, George, 1732-1799 en_US
dc.subject Wythe, George, 1726-1806 en_US
dc.subject Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799 en_US
dc.subject Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence en_US
dc.title Letter, 1789 December 14, Eppington, [Chesterfield County, Virginia] to [William Short], n.p. en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.identifier.collectionId Mss. 39.1 J35
dcterms.isPartOf Thomas Jefferson Papers

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