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Notes on the State of Virginia

Author: Thomas Jefferson; Frank Shuffelton
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1999.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"A request in 1780 by the French legation to the United States to learn more about the newly formed thirteen states of America stimulated in Jefferson, as he later described it, a "mysterious obligation for making me much better acquainted with my own country than I ever was before." Written during his first term as governor of Virginia, Notes on the State of Virginia is at once a scientific discourse, an attempt to  Read more...

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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Jefferson; Frank Shuffelton
ISBN: 0140436677 9780140436679
OCLC Number: 39323090
Description: xxxvi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: INTRODUCTIONA NOTE ON THE TEXTSUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READINGNOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIAAppendicesNo. I: Charles Thomson's ObservationsNo. II: Draught of the ConstitutionNo. III: Act for Establishing Religious FreedomNo. IV: Relative to the Murder of Logan's FamilyLetters and DocumentsEXPLANATORY AND TEXTUAL NOTES
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Thomas Jefferson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Frank Shuffelton.


A statement about the promise and perils of the American experiment, and written in 1780 during Jefferson's first term as governor of Virginia, this text is at once a scientific discourse, an attempt  Read more...


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