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... after saying this , whatever I were to say more , would be idle declamation . I
am , SIR , Your most obedient , most humble Servant , JOHN DAVIS . THOMAS
JEFFERSON , Esq . President of the United States of America , Monticello ,
... I shall be happy to see them confirmed op corrected by a more accurate
observer . I pray you to accept the assurances of my respect and consideration .
THE JEFFERSON , MR . DAVIS , Occoquan , Virginia , PRE FACE . ING
employed four ...
... Critics and PhilosophersI proceed to Washington - Interview will the Secretary
of the Treasury - All my Hopes blasted -1 travel into Virginia , by the Way of
Alexandria -- A Quaker opens bis door to receive me , and I exchange with him
Debates - Politeness of the Vice - President - A Journey on Foot into Virginia by
the Great Falls of the Potomac - Get benighted — A hospitable Reception at a
Log - house in the Woods- A cast a - way Sailor restored to the bosom of bis
... have called a better Doctor had they sent over the four quarters of the globe for
him . Well , it is true , God sends this country fevers , but he also sends us Doctors
who are able to cure them . It is like the State I was born in : Virginia is infested.
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John Davis was a tutor, a novelist, poet a traveler and above all things a literary man. Very much a man of his time he frequently inserts Latin quotes into his text and makes frequent references to various personages in Greek mythology. Many modern readers will not understand these references unless they know Latin and are well versed in Greek Mythology. I found the book to be very read able and well written. I live close to or have visited many of the places he travel through, which, makes the book all the more interesting to me. He provides a glimpse of what the planter class was like, both, good and bad. He likewise provides a view into the lives of the enslaved. He worked as a tutor to provide most of his living. At one time he worked for Mr. Drayton who owned Drayton Manor on the Ashley River outside of Charleston South Carolina. You can visit Drayton Manor tour the building and see the magnificent gardens. He also inserts several poems he wrote into the book. His poetry is quite good. I think this work would be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about what life was like in American at the end of the 18th century. The Latin and references to Greek Mythology may hold some back but I think this book is worth 5 stars.