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Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.


On this day 195 years ago, 11 July 1824, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Richmond merchant Bernard Peyton asking him to procure 20 pounds of tin.  He explained that “We have been a year or two without the use of such of our kitchen utensils as, being of copper, need tinning.”...MORE »

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Food and drink, Thomas Jefferson


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