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Letter, 1820 April 13, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia] to [William Short], n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Encloses a syllabus "to place the character of Jesus in its true and high light"; explains his admiration for Jesus Christ, though he reads him "with a mixture of approbation and dissent"; the University of Virginia's buildings are nearing completion, but the school faces opposition from the College of William & Mary and religious leaders, especially the Presbyterians, whom he outlines his distaste for; expresses alarm over the sectional conflict arising over the issue of Missouri's statehood; predicts secession; health is not robust but not "immediately threatening."
Issued Date: 1820-04-13
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15380
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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