- from Thomas Jefferson
560L - 740L
After Jefferson retired, he returned to Monticello.
He showed his love for the place in this letter to a friend in 1811:
“I have often thought that if heaven had given me a choice of my position and calling, it should have been a rich spot of earth, well watered, and near a good market for the productions of the garden... though an old man, I am but a young gardener.”