Notes on the State of Virginia (Classic Reprint)

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THE folloving Notes vere ,vritten in Virginia,
in the year 1781, and somewhat corrected and
enlarged in the ,vinter of 1782, in ansver to
Queries proposed to the author, by a foreigner
of distinction, then residing amongst us. The
subjects are all treated imperfectly; some scarce ..
ly touched on. To apologise for this by developing
the cirCUlnstances of the time and place of
their composition, vould be to open ,vounds
,vhich have already bled enough. To these circumstances
some of their imperfections may with
truth be ascribed; the great mass to the ,vant of
infOrmation and want of talents in the ,vriter.
He had a fev copies printed, which he gave
among his friends: and a translation of them has
been lately published in France, but ,vith such
alterations as the lavs of the press in that country
rendered necessary. They are nov offered
to the public in their original form and language.
FEBRUARY 2'7, 178'7.

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1 Boundaries of Virgi nia, ;; J; 2 Rivers,; 3 Sea-ports,; 4 1Iountains,; 5 Cascades, ; 6 P('oduction~, mineral, vegetable, and animal,; 2; 15; 16; 19; 23; 77; 87; 7 Climate,; 8 Population,; 9 lIilitary force, ; 10 11 a rine force,; 11 Aborigines,; 12 Counties and towns,; ] 3 Constitution,; 14 Laws,; 15 Colleges, buildings, and roads,; 16 Proceedings as to Tories,; 17 Religion, ; 18 llanners,; IH llanufactures,; 20 Subjects of commerce, ; 2 t "Yeigllts, measures anJ money, ; 22 Public revenue and expenses,; 23 Histories, memorials and state-papers,; Appendix, No I; - No II ; No III; 93; 94; 96; 110; · 112; 135; · 157; 162; · 164; 169; · 171; 173; · 177; 180; 185; 208; · 221; 235; Relathre to the murder of Logan's; Family, 23

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"[Peden] has made available the authoritative edition of one of the most important books to emerge in eighteenth-century America. He has set forth the history of its reception and criticism in such a way as to establish his point that in the 'Notes on Virginia' Jefferson 'produced one of America's first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks.'"-- Virginia Quarterly Review

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This American classic is the only full-length book written and published by Thomas Jefferson during his lifetime. Written in 1781, Notes on the State of Virginia was begun by Jefferson as a commentary on the resources and institutions of his home state, but the work's lasting value lies in its delineation of Jefferson's major philosophical, political, scientific, and ethical beliefs. Along with his accounts of such factual matters as North American flora and fauna, Jefferson expounds his views on slavery, education, religious freedom, representative government, and the separation of church and state. The book is the best single statement of Jefferson's principles and the best reflection of his wide-ranging tastes and talents. This edition, meticulously edited by William Peden, was originally published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1955.

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