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Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, March 11, 1812, click to enlarge
In a time when there was no thought of providing former chief executives with pensions, Thomas Jefferson relied primarily on the produce of his farms for subsi stence and money. His main cash crops were wheat and tobacco. The third president generally prided himself on the quality of the staples...
The trusted source for information about various aspects of Jefferson's life, ideas, career, and the world he lived in. Thomas Jefferson, the Man Jefferson's personal life, interests, and habits. Jefferson's Community The people in Jefferson's life. Politics Articles about Jefferson's political...
Currently Featured Letter: Strong Views on Fortified Wine Earlier in his life Jefferson frequently served and enjoyed the fortified wine of Madeira, but during his retirement at Monticello he found the European brandy-infused beverage “entirely too powerful.” His wine cellar had dwindled due to...
Jefferson Quotes & Family Letters is a companion to the letterpress volumes of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series . The content presented as part of this collection includes Family Letters : full, searchable transcriptions of a rich body of correspondence to and between Jefferson...
The cumulative index is the most up-to-date version, providing references to specific pages in the published volumes and superseding the indexes in the printed volumes. The abbreviation "TJ" stands for Thomas Jefferson. Copies of the published volumes are available at a library near you , or may be...
[post January 23, 1793] To Mr. Andrew Michaud. Sundry persons having subscribed certain sums of money for your encouragement to explore the country a[long] the Missouri, & thence Westwardly to the Pacific ocean, having submitted the plan of the enterprise to the direction of the American...
In May of 1989, the Wall Street Journal reported that the model office for the future can be found in the past, at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. In 2009, Wired.com called Monticello an " 18th Century Palace of Gadget Geekery " that featured the latest "inventions and hacks." Jefferson filled his...
Jefferson's Alcove Bed
I Rise with the Sun Drudging at the Writing Table Our Breakfast Table "To Labour for Another" Attending to My Farm

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