Public Ownership of Monticello: Hearings Before the Committee on Rules of the House of Representatives of S. Con. Res. 24, Wednesday, July 24, 1912 ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1912 - Monticello (Va.) - 78 pages
 

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Page 32 - HERE WAS BURIED THOMAS JEFFERSON AUTHOR OF THE DECLARATION OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, OF THE STATUTE OF VIRGINIA FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, AND FATHER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA: because by these, as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered.
Page 12 - HERE WAS BURIED THOMAS JEFFERSON, Author of the Declaration of American Independence, Of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, And Father of the University of Virginia ; because by these, as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered.
Page 9 - Mr. Jefferson is the first American who has consulted the fine arts to know how he should shelter himself from the weather.
Page 12 - Reflecting on these things, the practice occurred to me, of selling, on fair valuation, and by way of lottery, often resorted to before the Revolution to effect large sales, and still in constant usage in every State for individual as well as corporation purposes.
Page 12 - All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God.
Page 10 - ... of a hundred miles, far beyond James River; and on the left as far as Maryland, on the other side of the Potomac. Through some intervals formed by the irregular summits of the Blue Mountains, you discover the Peaked Ridge, a chain of mountains placed between the Blue and North Mountains, another more distant ridge. But in the back part the prospect is soon interrupted by a mountain more elevated than that on which the house is seated. The bounds of the view on this point, at so small a distance,...
Page 9 - No sound to break the silence, but a brook That bubbling winds among the weeds : no mark Of any human shape that had been there, Unless a skeleton of some poor wretch, Who had long since, like me, by love undone, Sought that sad place out to despair and die in.
Page 11 - ... example was most salutary to withdraw, and who, while he dedicates the evening of his glorious days to the pursuits of science and literature, shuns none of the humbler duties of private life, but, having...
Page 12 - Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of American Independence, Of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, And Father of the University of Virginia; because by these as testimonials that I have lived I wish most to be remembered.
Page 12 - The friendship which has subsisted between us, now half a century, and the harmony of our political principles and pursuits, have been sources of constant happiness to me through that long period.

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