Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on Roads to Poplar Forest, 25 November 1817

Notes on Roads to Poplar Forest

1817.  Nov. 25
from the house to the bridge at the meadow 1100 yds
along the branch to 1st xg place 137
along do to 2d do 173
Strait line to of lower field 367
strait line to Lynchbg road in a valley 800 mi
2577 = 1.46
the present road by the barn abt 3080 = 1.75
   saving of distance 503 =  .3

MS (DLC); written entirely in TJ’s hand on a small scrap.

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