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Currently Featured Letter: A Too-Tight Fit In his retirement, Jefferson generally bought his shoes and boots from merchants and craftsmen in nearby Charlottesville, recording purchases in his memorandum books from men like Wilson Madeiras and Jonathan Hague. Near the end of one visit to Poplar...
Public Private 1735 Peter Jefferson , Thomas Jefferson's father, patented 1,000-acre tract which became Monticello. 1743 Thomas Jefferson born at Shadwell . 1757 Peter Jefferson died. 1760-62 Thomas Jefferson attended the College of William and Mary. 1762 Began study of law with George Wythe . 1764...

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