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Letter, 1787 May 21, "on the canal of Languedoc, approaching Toulouse," [France] to William Short, n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Outlines the probable itinerary of his trip back to Paris; describes the canal and his means of travel, particularly its tranquility; extolls the virtues of the nightingale, especially its song; compares nightingales to poets and claims a "poet is as much the creature of climate"; urges Short to take a similar trip; sends instructions for servants to plant corn and to procure via Jean Francois Frouille the book le Recueil alphabetique des droits de traites uniformes.
Issued Date: 1787-05-21
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15349
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

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