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Tom, We are happy to help. I have just finished collecting some chicory from along the roadsides leading to Jefferson's Tufton Farm. We have cleaned a small sample of seeds and will have them and some plant material shipped out today. Anna Berkes, Monticello's research librarian,...more »


I love the story about Jefferson and his mockingbirds. I am always struck by the dichotomy of Jefferson being such an enormous figure in world history, and yet he finds pleasure in the simplest of things. Great post Peggy, thanks!more »


Hello Hai, I assume you are referring to the quote "I have not yet begun to fight". I apologize for not attributing it to John Paul Jones. Jones was a naval officer during the American Revolutionary War. Although Thomas Jefferson and others referred to him as "little Jones" because of...more »

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