The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series, Volume 8: by Thomas Jefferson,J. Jefferson Looney

By Thomas Jefferson,J. Jefferson Looney

Volume 8 of the venture documenting Thomas Jefferson's final years offers 591 records dated from 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815. Jefferson is extremely joyful by means of American victories past due within the warfare of 1812 and hugely attracted to the treaty negotiations that finally finish the clash. Following Congress's determination to buy his library, he oversees the counting, packing, and transportation of his books to Washington. Jefferson makes use of many of the money from the sale to pay outdated bills yet spends the various proceeds on new titles. He resigns from the presidency of the yankee Philosophical Society, revises draft chapters of Louis H. Girardin's heritage of Virginia, and advises William Wirt on revolutionary-era Stamp Act resolutions. Jefferson criticizes those that speak about politics from the pulpit, and he drafts a invoice to rework the Albemarle Academy into principal collage. Monticello viewers Francis W. Gilmer, Francis C. grey, and George Ticknor describe the mountaintop and its population, and Gray's stopover at results in an alternate with Jefferson approximately what number generations of white interbreeding it takes to transparent Negro blood. eventually, even if demise takes his nephew Peter Carr and brother Randolph Jefferson, the wedding of his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph is a constant resource of significant happiness.

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