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

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dc.contributor.author Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-12T18:49:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-12T18:49:49Z
dc.date.issued 1819-10-31 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/10288/15348
dc.description.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." 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 Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence en_US
dc.title Letter, 1819 October 31, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia] to [William Short], n.p. en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.type.genre Letters (correspondence) en_US
dc.identifier.collectionId Mss. 39.1 J35
dcterms.isPartOf Thomas Jefferson Papers

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