Jefferson at Monticello. the Private Life of Thomas Jefferson. from Entirely New Materials with Numerous Fac-Similes

Jefferson at Monticello. the Private Life of Thomas Jefferson. from Entirely New Materials with Numerous Fac-Similes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ... have the dam built. We repaired the clam as he suggested, and the next.summer.we made a new dam, that I reckon must he there yet. " Mr. Jefferson was always an early riser--arose at daybreak, or "before. The sun never found him in bed. I used sometimes to think, when I went up there very early in the morning, that I would find him in bed; but there he would be before me, walking on the terrace. " He never had a servant make a fire in his room in the morning, or at any other time, when he was at home. He always had a box filled with nice dry wood in his room, and when he wanted fire he would open it and put on the wood. He would. always have a good many ashes in his fireplace, and when he went out he would cover up his fire very carefully, and when he came back he would uncover the coals and make on a fire for himself "He'did not use tobacco in any form; He never used a profane word or any thing like it. He never played cards. I never saw a card in the house at Monticello, and I had particular orders from him to suppress. card-playing among the negroes, who, you know, are generally very fond of it. I never saw any dancing in his house, and if there had been any there during the twenty years I was with him I should certainly have known it. He was never a great eater, but what he did eat he wanted to be very choice. He never eat much DIET, INGENUITY, AND EXERCISE. 3 hog-meat. He often told me, as I was giving out meat for the servants, that what 1 gave one of them for a week would "be more than he would use in six months. When he was coming home from Washington I generally knew it, and got ready for him, and waited at the house to give him the keys. After saying, " How are all? " and talking awhile, he would say, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631617
  • 9781236631619