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"[M]y essay in Architecture has been so much subordinated to the law of convenience, & affected also by the circumstance of change in the original design, that it is liable to some unfavorable & just criticisms." - Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Henry Latrobe, October 10, 1809[1]


  1. ^ PTJ:RS, 1:595. Transcription available at Founders Online.