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Letter, 1816 November 28, Brookeville, [Maryland] to [Thomas Jefferson], n.p.

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dc.contributor.author Pleasants, James, 1769-1836 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-12T18:50:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-12T18:50:28Z
dc.date.issued 1816-11-28 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15393
dc.description.abstract Informed that Virginia is to improve facility of intercourse; prefers roads over canals; gives figures to prove that double force will not give double velocity in water; increased velocity on land requires less force [than in water]; boats in Holland drawn by horses which can not stand strain of traveling at 12 miles an hour; discusses weight, miles and time a horse can travel on various kinds of roads; there is an improvement on this method which he can explain; thinks that turnpike roads may be made at one-half the expense they are now made at. 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, 1816 November 28, Brookeville, [Maryland] to [Thomas Jefferson], n.p. en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.type.genre Letters (correspondence) en_US
dc.identifier.collectionId Mss. 40 T79
dcterms.isPartOf Tucker-Coleman Papers

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