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Letter, 1823 September 8, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia] to [William Short], n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Requests Short spend next summer with him; the only thing remaining to be done at the University of Virginia is to finish the rotunda; resists attempts by others to engage him in politics; comments on slavery, "a hideous blot"; optimistic that public opinion will lean toward emancipation; speculates that the removal of former slaves to the west would be the best solution rather than returning them to Africa.
Issued Date: 1823-09-08
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15368
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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