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I was amused to see in the NY Times article on UVA's excitement earlier this year ("Anatomy of a Campus Coup," Sept. 11, 2012) that Rector Dragas quotes Jefferson as having said "in matters of style," etc. What must Mr. Jefferson be thinking?more »

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"studying all the published papers of Jefferson's Presidency (some 40,000 letters"--there were 40,000 published letters from the presidency available to Marie Kimball during her lifetime? This will be news to the editors of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson.more »

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Rumor has it the United States had no ambassadors in the days covered by Jean Bauer's excellent data base--just ministers. The point has some importance since it reflects the fact that the US had yet to be reocgnized as one of the powers, and in that age only the top dogs got to have...more »