Letter, 1816 November 28, Brookeville, [Maryland] to [Thomas Jefferson], n.p.

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Pleasants, James, 1769-1836. Letter, 1816 November 28, Brookeville, [Maryland] to [Thomas Jefferson], n.p.

Letter, 1816 November 28, Brookeville, [Maryland] to [Thomas Jefferson], n.p.

Informed that Virginia is to improve facility of intercourse; prefers roads over canals; gives figures to prove that double force will not give double velocity in water; increased velocity on land requires less force [than in water]; boats in Holland drawn by horses which can not stand strain of traveling at 12 miles an hour; discusses weight, miles and time a horse can travel on various kinds of roads; there is an improvement on this method which he can explain; thinks that turnpike roads may be made at one-half the expense they are now made at.

4 p. on 1 leaf ; 40 cm. x 25 cm.

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