Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Advisory Committee

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Foreword

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pp. vii-viii

The 591 documents in this volume cover the period from 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815. As usual, Thomas Jefferson both followed closely the events of the day and attended diligently to the needs of his farms, friends, and family. He was overjoyed by American victories on land and at sea during the last year of the War of 1812, ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

Many individuals and institutions provided aid and encouragement during the preparation of this volume. Those who helped us to locate and acquire primary and secondary sources and answered our research questions include our colleagues at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, ...

Editorial Method and Apparatus

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pp. xi-xxiv

Contents

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pp. xxv-xl

Maps

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pp. xli-xliv

Illustrations

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pp. xlv-xlviii

Jefferson Chronology

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p. 2

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October

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pp. 3-58

I have a library of books which I should be glad to sell. It consists of about 5000 volumes, selected with care and caution. Various projects had occured to me to effect this object, but none has appeared free of objection. ...

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November

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pp. 58-117

My inclination to visit Philadelphia with Mr Correa which has been strengthened by every days acquaintance with h[im] has finally determined me to do so; and I must beg of you the favor which you were so kind as to promise, in giving me a letter to Doctr. Wistar. ...

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December

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pp. 118-175

I am willing to grind Mr Thomas Jefferson,s present1 Crop of wheat on the following terms VIZ, I will give a Bble of fine flour for every five & half bushells wheat. for every Six bushells wheat or fifty Cents Extra on every Bble Sfine flour which ever Mr Jefferson may perfer ...

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January

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pp. 176-232

Your letters of Nov. 30. & Dec. 21. have been recieved with great pleasure. a truth now and then projecting into the ocean of Newspaper lies, serves like headlands to correct our course. indeed my scepticism as to every thing I see in a newspaper makes me indifferent whether I ever see one. ...

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February

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pp. 232-300

My inexorable rheumatism still confines me, and has for the last three weeks bound me hand and foot. A violent ague and fever superadded, has reduced me to a state of debility never before experienced. I am beginning today to take the warm bath, from which I hope for beneficial effects. ...

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March

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pp. 300-394

We at length it seems have peace; but of what duration is uncertain, because, no arrangement being made against the impressment of American citizens, the first act of that character will be a declaration of war. the mean time should therefore be considered merely as an armistice, ...

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April

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pp. 394-454

This indenture made on the first day of April one thousand eight hundred and fifteen between Charles Lewis Bankhead and Anne Cary his wife of the county of Albemarle on the one part, and John Bankhead of the county of Caroline, father of the sd Charles L. Thomas Mann Randolph father of the sd Anne C., ...

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May

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pp. 454-513

We returnd home yesterday from a visit of several days and I did not examine into the state of our peas til late in the evening, when I found them quite ready, they have Suffer’d so much from the drought that they will last but a few days, we should be glad you will come up and partake of our first dish today ...

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June

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pp. 513-570

For want of time to consult you on it, I have taken a measure of great responsibility on my self as to Francis, for your pardon for which I must rely on the motives, and what I hope will be the effect of it. French is become the most indispensable1 part of modern education. ...

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July

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pp. 570-634

It is so long since I have heard from you that this letter seems almost as if written to the dead: and you have the like grounds for recieving it as from the same region. in truth the eternal wars which our age has witnessed prove it to be literally the iron age, and have suspended all the intercourses of friendship and commerce. ...

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August

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pp. 634-698

Your favour of the 16th ult I have received, you express a wish “to Know in what my machine differs from the old Spining Jenny,” my machines requires no engenious attendence, all that it requires is to turn the Handle, which can be done by any person too young or too old for the Labours of the field; ...

Appendix: Supplemental List of Documents Not Found

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pp. 699-700

Index

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pp. 701-778