- from Thomas Jefferson
750L - 890L
After Jefferson retired, he returned to his Monticello home.
He showed his feelings about the place in this 1811 letter to a friend:
“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.”