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A View of the Book Room in Monticello
Jefferson's interest in the geography of North America doubtlessly came from his father Peter Jefferson, who employed himself as a surveyor of boundaries and maker of maps from 1745 to 1750. The elder Jefferson's work with Joshua Fry as senior surveyor on the Fairfax Line and on a subsequent map of...
Miniature portrait of Jefferson (1788) by John Trumbull
(Born April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, Virginia; died July 4, 1826, Monticello) Thomas Jefferson -- author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom , third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia -- voiced the aspirations of...

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