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I would like to see more material on Queen Charlotte and George III, especially during the growth of the abolition movement in Britain and how Jefferson reacted to news (eg. Lord Mansfield's Sommersett decision of 1772.) Can we recruit characters to portray Charlotte and George? Charlotte's...more »

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The tour guide certainly succeeded in not celebrating Thomas Jefferson, but failed miserably in not denigrating him. While I am not opposed to speaking the truth in all situations, I believe opinionated statements like saying Jefferson's decision to not free all his slaves was simply a "...more »

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Its not fictionmore »

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Dear Don, I am sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with your tour at Monticello. Our goal at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation is neither to denigrate nor celebrate Thomas Jefferson, but rather to help our visitors better understand Jefferson, his ideas, and his lasting...more »

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Yes, JeffersonResearch. As footnote 1 states, the "If a nation expects to be free . . ." portion of the quote is a true Jefferson quotation. You can find it in our Jefferson Quotes and Family Letters website at...more »

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My family and I enjoyed our recent visit to Monticello, the house and grounds are spectacular. I was dismayed at the apparent dislike for Thomas Jefferson by the person who guided our tour through the house. The guide's knowledge of the house was adequate, but she did not anything positive to...more »

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http://www.yamaguchy.com/library/jefferson/yancey.html " If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was...more »

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The original obelisk tombstone was conserved by Smithsonian in 2014. Check out this cool article on the process - http://bit.ly/1oW1Hy5.more »

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Nikka, Nobody has answered you in over a year. A pity... I hope you read this. Here are Jefferson's own words: "I can say with conscious truth that there is not a man on earth who would sacrifice more than I would, to relieve us of this heavy reproach [of slavery] .... There is nothing I...more »

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This is a lovely room.more »

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The story of Joe Fossett running away to visit his wife Edith in Washington is fascinating.more »

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Just a thought: The security of a free state is not threatened by foreign invasion and internal insurrection alone. As we have seen in Mexico crime, too, can pose a threat to the security of a free state. In our own history we have examples of governments either being totally corrupt and being...more »

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What an amazing day! I took my sister, who was visiting from Oregon, along with my two young sons and husband a couple of weeks ago. Rachel Moore was our tour guide, and what an amazing experience she made it. She was knowledgeable, kind, and witty. She made sure we felt welcome and...more »

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I'm With you Kristie in the humor department. After many years, I am now living in Northern Virginia and my husband and I visited Monticello October,14, 2014. I am Thomas Jefferson's 11th Great Niece. I have the red hair, the thin lips, and exact chin of my famous uncle. I saw the "Sully"...more »

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Markos, this timeline shows the main highlights of both Jefferson's public and private life.more »

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Is this all information about Jefferson's public life?more »

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I question whether the photograph of FRANCES HEMMING DEAN is actually her. Betsey Hemming, her mother, died in 1857. The clothes in the photo look to be early 1910's or 1920's. Her age at the time of the photo, Plus clothing style, is much too late. It would Be...more »

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How terribly sad.more »

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In the text,"Morton Morrell" should be Moreton Morrell The death of Richard Randolph apparently was in Moreton Morrell. It is only a legend he and his wife died in Ireland. Ireland is stated by hundreds of authors, not one gives a source Mr. Howell deceased, stated to me that Richard...more »

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I have been researching Thomas Jefferson's family history. On WikiTree there is a report that he had a paternal uncle, Thomas Jefferson III, born 1700, who died at sea when he was about 24. Very little information was given about him and I have been unable to find out more. According to online...more »