Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, In Memoriam

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Foreword

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pp. vii-viii

The 526 documents printed in this volume cover the period from 28 November 1813 to 30 September 1814. The War of 1812 continued its negative impact on the American economy, which was further strained in Jefferson’s neighborhood by a poor growing season. ...

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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, ...

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Editorial Method and Apparatus

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pp. xi-xxiv

From its inception The Papers of Thomas Jefferson has insisted on high standards of accuracy in rendering text, but modifications in textual policy and editorial apparatus have been implemented as different approaches have become accepted in the field or as a more faithful rendering has become technically feasible. ...

Contents

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pp. xxv-xxxviii

Maps

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pp. xxxix-xlii

Illustration Details

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pp. xliii-xlvi

Jefferson Chronology

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p. 2

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28 November - 12 December, 1813

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pp. 3-46

I will not fatigue you, my dear Sir, with long and labored excuses for having been so tardy in writing to you; but shall briefly mention that the thousand hostile ships which cover the ocean render attempts to pass it now very unfrequent, and these concealing their intentions from all that they may not be known to the enemy are gone before heard of in such inland situations as mine. ...

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13 December - 31 December, 1813

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pp. 47-95

On the 24th of October 1812, the Legislature of Massachusetts formed a number of Gentlemen into a body Corporate and Politic, by the name of “The American Antiquarian Society.”—The nature, views and objects of this Institution are stated and explained in a pamphlet, recently published by their order, ...

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January 1814

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pp. 96-178

Your letter dated Oct. 26. but I presume for Nov. 26. came here during my absence in Bedford in December, and this is the first moment I have been able to reply to it. I am sorry it is not in my power to give you any information of the account of Farrel & Jones against mr Eppes. ...

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February 1814

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pp. 178-221

Your letter of Dec. 17. was near three weeks on it’s passage here. immediately on it’s reciept I turned over to Ellen the letter you had inclosed me for translation, she being as much a mistress of the language as any of us and less occupied by correspondences and business. her translation is inclosed in a letter from herself, ...

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March 1814

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pp. 222-281

I wrote to you by last mail inclosing a note for your signature to renew the one in bank due the 4th Inst and am apprehensive it may not be received in time to meet it, having again too long delayed forwarding it, I shall however pay the one due on Friday and offer the new one when received— ...

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April 1814

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pp. 281-332

At the request of mr Jason Chamberlayne of Burlington in Vermont, a professor of the college there, I inclose for the American Philosophical society a pamphlet presenting a specimen of the language of the Iroquois, among whom he informs me there are many who can read. this however is beginning at the wrong end for the improvement of their faculties and conditions. ...

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May 1814

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pp. 332-386

Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to Mr Girardin for the Sabots, which will be of real value to him. he sends him all the Tomata seed he has. he had rode out when mr Girardin’s note came, or it should have been then sent. it should be planted immediately. ...

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June 1814

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pp. 387-447

I acknowledge myself much obliged by your polite attention to the letter, I had the honour to send you respectg the Edinburgh & Quarterly Revws. The Edinburgh, has indeed a decided preference, even among those who are its political opponents. This is sufficiently manifested, by my Subon List. Lawyers & Federalists are the principal Subers. ...

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July 1814

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pp. 447-505

I thank you for the copy of the Iroquois Spelling book, as also for your inaugural oration on the subject of Classical learning: and I entirely concur in your estimate of the great value of the latter. to the models left us by the Greeks & Romans are we principally indebted for the chaste and rational style of modern composition, ...

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August 1814

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pp. 505-633

Within a few days only I have recieved the letter which you did me the honor to write on the 22d of July 1812. a delay which I presume must be ascribed to the interruption of the intercourse of the world by the wars which have lately desolated it by sea and land. still involved ourselves with a nation possessing almost exclusively the ocean which separates us, ...

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September 1814

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pp. 633-718

Il m’a été impossible, Jusqu’à présent, de vous procurer l’ouvrage d’Evans. Je continuerai mes recherches. Vous avez du recevoir le 1er & 2d vol. de mon dictionnaire & l’histoire des Shakers ...

Appendix: Supplemental List of Documents Not Found

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pp. 719-720

Index

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pp. 721-785

Illustrations (omitted)

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