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Letter, 1795 May 25, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia] to [William] Short, n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Notes that has been busy with "agricultural reformations"; relates his handling of Short's finances, including the purchase of shares in a James River canal then under construction as well as 1,334 acres of land near Monticello; advises Short on how to clear this land and suggests possible crop rotations; says he continues to look out for profitable land opportunities for him; cannot read Short's encoded letters because he no longer has the cipher; reports that the French minister to the United States filed a complaint against Short.
Issued Date: 1795-05-25
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15351
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

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