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Letter, 1819 October 31, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia] to [William Short], n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Mentions he is recovering from a "stricture of the ilium"; identifies himself along with Short as an Epicurean, the tenets of which he discusses at length, including a syllabus of Epicurean doctrines; mentions other philosophers including Plato, Socrates, Cicero, Seneca, and the "greatest of all reformers of the depraved religion of his own country," Jesus; wishes that there was a historian who could separate Jesus' own words from those of his biographers, "the rubbish in which it is buried."
Issued Date: 1819-10-31
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15348
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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