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Mockingbirds

Early in November 1772 - when he had a wife, a month-old child, and an unfinished house - Thomas Jefferson acquired a family pet. For five shillings he bought a mockingbird[1] from one of the slaves of his father-in-law, John Wayles. It was the first in a procession of singing birds that would always be part of Jefferson's household.