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Notes on the State of Virginia Quotes by Thomas Jefferson

jefferson notes on the state of virginia summary

Yet it is acknowledged, that the tusks and skeletons are much larger than those of the elephant, and the grinders many times greater than those of the hippopotamus, and essentially different in form. One sentence of his book must do him immortal honour. The North-east is loaded with vapour, insomuch, that the salt makers have found that their crystals would not shoot while that blows; it brings a distressing chill, is heavy and oppressive to the spirits: the North-west is dry, cooling, elastic and animating. Hutchings, is as follows: From Fort Pitt Miles. It is about 45 feet wide at the bottom, and 90 feet at the top; this of course determines the length of the bridge, and its height from the water. Tobacco, flour, beef, pork, tar, pitch, and turpentine, must be inspected by persons publicly appointed, before they can be exported. Thence to the great crossing, about 20 miles, it is again navigable, except in dry seasons, and at this place is 200 yards wide.


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Look to pages 59-60 in Quick Access for help Thomas Jefferson was one of the main proponents of freedom and demanded that constitution have something that protects the rights of individuals to practice whatever religion they so choose. Stanley, taken prisoner by the Indians near the mouth of the Tanissee, relates, that, after being transferred through several tribes, from one to another, he was at length carried over the mountains west of the Missouri to a river which runs westwardly; that these bones abounded there; and that the natives described to him the animal to which they belonged as still existing in the northern parts of their country; from which description he judged it to be an elephant. The cession made by Virginia to Congress of all the lands to which they had title on the North side of the Ohio. The toughness of the cast iron of Ross's and Zane's furnaces is very remarkable. The mines of iron worked at present are Callaway's, Ross's, and Ballendine's, on the South side of James river; Old's on the North side, in Albemarle; Millar's in Augusta, and Zane's in Frederick. An inhabitant of Ireland, Sweden, or Finland, would have formed the contrary opinion.

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Republican Government: Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 19, 164

jefferson notes on the state of virginia summary

Constraint may make him worse by making him a hypocrite, but it will never make him a truer man. We accordingly see the more humid climates produce the greater quantity of vegetables. The same convention, however, when they met as a member of the general assembly in October 1776, repealed all acts of parliament which had rendered criminal the maintaining any opinions in matters of religion, the forbearing to repair to church, and the exercising any mode of worship; and suspended the laws giving salaries to the clergy, which suspension was made perpetual in October 1779. Are not the fine mixtures of red and white, the expressions of every passion by greater or less suffusions of colour in the one, preferable to that eternal monotony, which reigns in the countenances, that immoveable veil of black which covers all the emotions of the other race? But it differs from the Cervus as totally, as does the palmated elk from the dama. And is this difference of no importance? The present war having so long cut off all communication with Great-Britain, we are not able to make a fair estimate of the state of science in that country. The metal is mixed, sometimes with earth, and sometimes with rock, which requires the force of gunpowder to open it; and is accompanied with a portion of silver, too small to be worth separation under any process hitherto attempted there. It is 80 yards wide at its mouth, and keeps that width to its fork, 25 miles above.

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Equality: Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Queries 14 AND 18, 137

jefferson notes on the state of virginia summary

Thus Catalpas growspontaneously on the Missisipi, as far as the latitude of 37° and reeds as far as 38°. As little do we know what would be their operation on the mind of man. You introduction here is just your thesis. Should this last, though possessing so nearly the characters of the elk, be found to be the same with the Cerf d'Ardennes or Brandhirtz of Germany, still there will remain the three species first enumerated. The following variations from the British model are perhaps worthy of being specified. Regular inspirations and expirations of air, by caverns and fissures, have been probably enough accounted for, by supposing them combined with intermitting fountains; as they must of course inhale air while their reservoirs are emptying themselves, and again emit it while they are filling. Deep rooted prejudices entertained by the whites; ten thousand recollections, by the blacks, of the injuries they have sustained; new provocations; the real distinctions which nature has made; and many other circumstances, will divide us into parties, and produce convulsions which will probably never end but in the extermination of the one or the other race.

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Notes on the State of Virginia (1785)

jefferson notes on the state of virginia summary

They have produced 60 tons of lead in the year; but the general quantity is from 20 to 25 tons. So that sea-water is more than three times as strong as that of these springs. Of this opinion is the Count de Buffon himself in another part of his work: 'en general il paroit ques les pays un peu froids conviennent mieux à nos boeufs que les pays chauds, et qu'ils sont d'autant plus gros et plus grands que le climat est plus humide et plus abondans en paturages. It happened that some of our disorderly people had just killed one or two of that nation. It may fix him obstinately in his errors, but will not cure them. The eldest died at about 27 years of age, in child-bed, with her second child.

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Notes on the State of Virginia: Query XVII: Religion

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Have they not been men of a very different description from those who have laid open to us the other three quarters of the world? Such is the œconomy of nature, that no instance can be produced of her having permitted any one race of her animals to become extinct; of her having formed any link in her great work so weak as to be broken. Successive lines in the same year shew successive periods of time in that year. It extends into the earth about 300 feet, branching into subordinate caverns, sometimes ascending a little, but more generally descending, and at length terminates, in two different places, at basons of water of unknown extent, and which I should judge to be nearly on a level with the water of the river; however, I do not think they are formed by refluent water from that, because they are never turbid; because they do not rise and fall in correspondence with that in times of flood, or of drought; and because the water is always cool. A salt spring has been lately discovered at the Turkey foot on Yohogany, by which river it is overflowed, except at very low water. Williamsburgh 127 61 132 101 421 Monticello 32 91 126 172 421 By this it may be seen that the South-west wind prevails equally at both places; that the North-east is, next to this, the principal wind towards the sea coast, and the North-west is the predominant wind at the mountains. I believe there are, as I see to be the case in the races of other animals. It would be erring therefore against that rule of philosophy, which teaches us to ascribe like effects to like causes, should we impute this diminution of size in America to any imbecility or want of uniformity in the operations of nature.

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Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia: ch. 14

jefferson notes on the state of virginia summary

It is 400 yards wide at the mouth, and navigable 30 leagues upwards for canoes and small boats. It is said of some of them, by some travellers, that they are smaller than the European. The Rivanna, a branch of James River, is navigable for canoes and batteaux to its intersection with the South West mountains, which is about 22 miles; and may easily be opened to navigation through those mountains to its fork above Charlottesville. The laws have also descended to the preservation and improvement of the races of useful animals, such as horses, cattle, deer; to the extirpation of those which are noxious, as wolves, squirrels, crows, blackbirds; and to the guarding our citizens against infectious disorders, by obliging suspected vessels coming into the state, to perform quarantine, and by regulating the conduct of persons having such disorders within the state. Their situation and manners place the commerce between the two sexes almost without restraint. Besides those of colour, figure, and hair, there are other physical distinctions proving a difference of race.

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Don Ulloa inclines to the opinion, that this channel has been effected by the wearing of the water which runs through it, rather than that the mountain should have been broken open by any convulsion of nature. The Kaskaskia is 100 yards wide at its entrance into the Missisipi, and preserves that breadth to the Buffalo plains, 70 miles above. For the mountain being cloven asunder, she presents to your eye, through the cleft, a small catch of smooth blue horizon, at an infinite distance in the plain country, inviting you, as it were, from the riot and tumult roaring around, to pass through the breach and participate of the calm below. The difference of temperature of the air at the sea coast, or on Chesapeak bay, and at the Alleghaney, has not been ascertained; but cotemporary observations, made at Williamsburgh, or in its neighbourhood, and at Monticello, which is on the most eastern ridge of mountains, called the South West, where they are intersected by the Rivanna, have furnished a ratio by which that difference may in some degree be conjectured. Tobacco, hemp, flax, and cotton, are staple commodities.

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Jefferson, Query 14

jefferson notes on the state of virginia summary

The piles of rock on each hand, but particularly on the Shenandoah, the evident marks of their disrupture and avulsion from their beds by the most powerful agents of nature, corroborate the impression. But that time is not lost which is employed in providing tools for future operation: more especially as in this case the books put into the hands of the youth for this purpose may be such as will at the same time impress their minds with useful facts and good principles. It will not be said that the hippopotamus and elephant came always to the same spot, the former to deposit his grinders, and the latter his tusks and skeleton. The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest. You need to add some introductory information onto your introduction that talks about your topic in general. What was the Eastern channel has now become a lake, 9 miles in length and one in width, into which the river at this day never flows. I think that this does not resemble the effect of running water, but looks rather as if the two sides had parted asunder.

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