Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Page, 19 August 1778

From John Page

Williamsburgh, 19 Aug. 1778. Critical discussion of TJ’s “Observations on the late Eclipse” as sent to Rev. James Madison (see Madison to TJ, 26 July 1778). “I have annexed the Method used by the famous Short for finding the Effect of Parallax in a Transit of Venus, only applying it here to the Moon.”

RC (DLC); 5 p. containing 4 rough astronomical diagrams. Text faded beyond legibility at many places.

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