By Thomas Jefferson, Merrill D. Peterson

The main finished one-volume number of Jefferson ever released. includes the "Autobiography," "Notes at the nation of Virginia," private and non-private papers, together with the unique and revised drafts of the assertion of Independence, addresses, and 287 letters.

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III. Domesticated in either. Europe. the USA. lb. lb. Cow 763. *2500 Horse *1366 Ass Hog *1200 Sheep *125 Goat *80 puppy sixty seven. 6 Cat 7. i have never inserted within the first desk the *Phoca nor leather-winged bat, as the one dwelling part the 12 months within the water, and the opposite being a winged animal, the members of every species may perhaps stopover at either continents. Of the animals within the 1st desk Mons. de Buffon himself informs us, [XXVII. a hundred thirty. XXX. 213. ] that the beaver, the otter, and shrew mouse, even though of an analogous species, are higher in the USA than Europe. this could hence have corrected the generality of his expressions XVIII. a hundred forty five. and in other places, that the animals universal to the 2 international locations, are significantly much less in the United States than in Europe, ‘& cela sans aucune exception. ’ He tells us too, [Quadrup. VIII. 334. edit. Paris, 1777] that on studying a undergo from the US, he remarked no distinction, ‘dans l. a. forme de cet ours d’Amerique comparé a celui d’Europe. ’ yet provides from Bartram’s magazine, that an American undergo weighed four hundred lb. English, equivalent to 367 lb. French: while we discover the eu endure tested by way of Mons. D’Aubenton, [XVII. eighty two. ] weighed yet 141 lb. French. That the palmated Elk is greater in the United States than Europe we're educated by means of Kalm, a Naturalist who visited the previous through public appointment for the specific objective of analyzing the topics of normal historical past. I. 233. Lond. 1772. during this truth Pennant consents with him. lb. 233. [Barrington’s Miscellanies. ] an identical Kalm tells us that the Black Moose, or Renne of the USA, is as excessive as a tall horse; and Catesby, that it's concerning the bigness of a center sized ox. I. xxvii. an identical account in their measurement has been given me by way of many that have noticeable them. XXIV 162. yet Mons. D’Aubenton says that the Renne of Europe is yet in regards to the measurement of a Red-deer. The wesel is bigger in the United States than in Europe, as could be visible by means of evaluating its dimensions as stated by way of Mons. D’Aubenton and Kalm. XV forty two. The latter tells us, that the lynx, badger, crimson fox, and flying squirrel, are an identical in the US as in Europe: wherein expression I comprehend, they're an identical in all fabric conditions, in dimension in addition to others: for in the event that they have been smaller, they might range from the eu. I. 359. I. forty eight. 221. 251. II. fifty two. Our gray fox is, through Catesby’s account, little varied in dimension and form from the eu fox. II. seventy eight. I presume he capability the crimson fox of Europe, as does Kalm, the place he says, that during measurement ‘they don't relatively arise to our foxes. ’ I. 220. For continuing subsequent to the pink fox of the US, he says ‘they are solely a similar with the ecu style. ’ Which shews he had in view one eu kind in basic terms, which was once the crimson. in order that the results of their testimony is, that the yank gray fox is just a little lower than the eu crimson; that is both actual of the gray fox of Europe, as might be obvious through evaluating the measures of the count number de Buffon and Mons. D’Aubenton. The white endure of the USA is as huge as that of Europe. XXVII.

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