at Mr Vaughan’s Phila May 20.1824.
Allow me to send a few pages which were published last year in the American Journal of Science.—After I left Monticello my tour was directed to the eastern shore of Virginia and the quantity of fossil organic remains is so great, that it opens quite a large field of comparison between the soil of America and Europe, and I believe similar strata will be found in the two Continents.—On the rivers James and York the banks furnish many varieties of shells and animal remains. I found bones of the shark, crocodile, lamantin, and one or two unknown species of animals. Forgive my having intruded on your attention.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.