Thank you for your thorough explanation. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question.
I did read Mr. Leepson's book a few months before we came. I don't think I would've appreciated all the work that goes into keeping Monticello the masterpiece that it still is today had I not.
I have a question. In the picture of Rachael Levy's grave site I see stone walls which look to be roughly 5 ft tall from the dirt floor. I was there last week and the picture I took shows only short walls maybe 12-18 inches from the ground. Did 3-4 feet of the original stone wall get removed? If so, why? From your picture, the walls look strong.