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...
I just finished listening to "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" purchased from www.audible.com I am impressed by the character and wisdom of Thomas Jefferson. He was an amazing man who provided an important clear voice in challenging times. I think all Americans should be proud to have this man as one of your founding fathers. No one is perfect and he had has weaknesses but he would not have been human if he didn't. He tried to put an end to slavery 86 years before the Emancipation Proclamation by putting it in the Declaration of Independence (later removed by General Congress) before it was signed. He is worth celebrating and well worth revisiting his words of wisdom. I would love to visit Monticello one day. Alan from Australia.