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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;
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5672. NATURAL HISTORY, Buffon and.—[continued].
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5672. NATURAL HISTORY, Buffon and.—[continued].

I have convinced M. de
Buffon that our deer is not a chevreuil, and
would you believe that many letters to different
acquaintances in Virginia, where this animal
is so common, have never enabled me to present
him with a large pair of their horns, a
blue and a red skin stuffed, to show him their
colors at different seasons. He has never seen
the horns of what we call the elk. This would
decide whether it be an elk or a deer. [352]
To Francis Hopkinson. Washington ed. ii, 74.
(P. 1786)


“The venerable Buffon was indebted to Jefferson
for torrents of information concerning nature in
America, as well as for many valuable specimens.
Buffon wrote to Jefferson, `I should have consulted
you, sir, before publishing my natural history, and
then I should have been sure of my facts'.”—Parton's
Life of Jefferson.