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Author Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Title The papers of Thomas Jefferson, retirement series. Volume 8, 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815 / Thomas Jefferson ; edited by J. Jefferson Looney.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2011.

Author Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Series Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series
Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series.
Subject Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Archives.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Correspondence.
Presidents -- United States -- Archives.
Presidents -- United States -- Correspondence.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1809-1817 -- Sources.
Alt Name Looney, J. Jefferson.
Description 1 online resource (800 pages) : illustrations, maps
Summary Volume Eight of the project documenting Thomas Jefferson's last years presents 591 documents dated from 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815. Jefferson is overjoyed by American victories late in the War of 1812 and highly interested in the treaty negotiations that ultimately end the conflict. Following Congress's decision to purchase his library, he oversees the counting, packing, and transportation of his books to Washington. Jefferson uses most of the funds from the sale to pay old debts but spends some of the proceeds on new titles. He resigns from the presidency of the American Philosophical Society, revises draft chapters of Louis H. Girardin's history of Virginia, and advises William Wirt on revolutionary-era Stamp Act resolutions. Jefferson criticizes those who discuss politics from the pulpit, and he drafts a bill to transform the Albemarle Academy into Central College. Monticello visitors Francis W. Gilmer, Francis C. Gray, and George Ticknor describe the mountaintop and its inhabitants, and Gray's visit leads to an exchange with Jefferson about how many generations of white interbreeding it takes to clear Negro blood. Finally, although death takes his nephew Peter Carr and brother Randolph Jefferson, the marriage of his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph is a continuing source of great happiness.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Editorial Method and Apparatus; Contents; Maps; Illustrations; Jefferson Chronology; From "Johannes Vonderpuff," 1 October; From Joseph Delaplaine, 3 October; From Gabriel Penn, 3 October; To Jeremiah A. Goodman, 4 October; From James Monroe, 4 October; Notes on Bottle and Beverage Supplies, [6 October 1814-February 1816]; To Thomas Cooper, 7 October; From Samuel H. Smith, 7 October; From Thomas Ritchie, 9 October; From James Madison, 10 October; From James Monroe, 10 October; From John Barnes, 11 October; From Isaac A. Coles, 11 October
From James Oldham, 11 October To Samuel H. Smith, 11 October; From Joseph Milligan, 12 October; To James Madison, 13 October; From John L.E.W. Shecut, 13 October; From William F. Gray, 14 October; From Samuel H. Smith, 14 October; To James Madison, 15 October; To Joseph C. Cabell, 16 October; Notes on Household Consumption, [ca. 16 October]; To James Monroe, 16 October; To Joseph Milligan, 17 October; To Joseph Delaplaine, 18 October; To Andrew Moore, 18 October; From Joseph C. Cabell, 19 October; From Samuel H. Smith, 19 October; From David Bailie Warden, 20 October
From William C.C. Claiborne, 21 October From Samuel H. Smith, 21 October; From Jonathan Williams, 21 October; To John H. Cocke, 23 October; From James Cutbush, 23 October; From James Madison, 23 October; From James Madison, 23 October; From Charles Yancey, 23 October; To Patrick Gibson, 25 October; To William F. Gray, 25 October; From James Leitch, 26 October; From Patrick Gibson, 27 October; From John Adams, 28 October; From William Short, 28 October; To Joseph Milligan, 29 October; To Samuel H. Smith, 29 October; From Thomas A. Pellet, 31 October; Notes on the Peacock Plow, October
From Francis W. Gilmer, 1 Novembe rFrom Leonard Sargent, 1 November; List of Slaves at Poplar Forest, [ca. 2-13 November]; To Patrick Gibson, 3 November; To Reuben Perry, 3 November; From William C.C. Claiborne, 4 November; From Enoch Jones, 5 November; From John H. Cocke, 6 November; To Andrew Jamieson, 7 November; From Abram R. North (for Andrew Jamieson), 7 November; To Francis Eppes, 11 November; From William & Reuben Mitchell, 11 November; Instructions for Poplar Forest Management, 11 November; To Archibald Robertson, 11 November; From Archibald Robertson, 11 November
From Thomas Jefferson Abbott, 12 November To Charles Clay, 12 November; From William Fleming, 12 November; From John Melish, 12 November; From Francis W. Gilmer, 13 November; To Jeremiah A. Goodman, 14 November; From Joseph Miller, 14 November; From Charles Willson Peale, 14 November; From Joseph Milligan, 16 November; From Elizabeth Trist, 17 November; Estimate and Plans for Albemarle Academy/Central College, [ca. 18 November]; Draft Bill to Create Central College and Amend the 1796 Public Schools Act, [ca. 18 November]; From Anonymous, [received 19 November]
Note English.
ISBN 9781400840045 (electronic bk.)
140084004X (electronic bk.)
9780691153186 (Cloth)
0691153183 (Cloth)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613456984
OCLC # 778202545
Additional Format Print version: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Papers of Thomas Jefferson, retirement series. Volume 8, 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815. Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2011 9780691153186

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