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I definitely enjoy every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff of your blog related to bed and breakfast and just information about hotel is COMMENDABLE!!!! For more information visit: ...more »

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We are a scouting family who will be visiting for the first time (kids at least) this summer. I am super interested in what types of things they did for Scout Day and that your tour guide included for both a cub and boy scout. Thanks for posting!more »

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Here's the schedule for the day: 10:00am -10:45am First garden tour-Peggy Cornett, Curator of Plants at Monticello 11:00am - 12:30pm Ira Wallace talk-“How to Grow Thomas Jefferson’s Most Unusual Vegetables” 11:00am - 1:00pm SALT lunch onsite 12:30pm Ira Wallace book...more »

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Hi Jennifer, thanks for your question. We are mailing out announcements this week (4/1), so watch your mailbox. We are so grateful to all the talented teachers who applied!more »

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What role besides selling his library did Jefferson have with the Library of Congress. Was it his idea, and if so where can it be found, that the copyright seekers had to present the Library of Congress with copies of their publications? Thank youmore »

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Thanks again. You guys are the pros.more »

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Steve, Check out this quote and Anna's research on it. http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/wasting-labours-people-...more »

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When will this year's Barringer Fellows be announced?more »

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When will the recipients for this summer be announced?more »

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I would like to thank you for providing Scout Day at Thomas Jefferson Monticello. My Cub Scouts are working on their Youth Patriotism Award. I was most impressed when our tour guide for the home of Thomas Jefferson did his homework and incorported scout badges within this tour. As it turned out...more »

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We are excited for Scouting Day tomorrow! Tag any photos you take with #MonticelloScout - there should be LOTS worth photographing! Extra credit for anyone who uses a hashtag on a shot taken at the aerial photography station!more »

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working on other portions; will send by March 15more »

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Thanks Randall - it's fixed. Sorry to muddy the waters there! more »

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Someone on the discussion string came up with this version: "if we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy." - Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, November 29, 1802[1]more »

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Thanks again Anna. Here's another one, that sounds more suspicious to me than the last couple: "I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."more »

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Steve, this is from a letter to James Madison of 28 October 1785: http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-08-02-0534. You can find most...more »

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And another one: "Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on. If for the encouragement of industry...more »

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Thanks again.more »

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I am also a descendent of Richardmore »

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Yes, this is from Query XIX of Notes on the State of Virginia: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89070264072?urlappend=%3Bseq=233more »