- from Thomas Jefferson
900L - 1040L
After Thomas Jefferson retired, he went back to his beloved home at Monticello.
He expressed his deep feelings about the place when he wrote 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.”