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Rosewell was a plantation house in Gloucester County, Virginia, built by Mann Page and his son, Mann Page II, between 1725 and 1733. The three-story house was considered one of the grandest and largest homes in colonial America. Thomas Jefferson visited his good friend, John Page (the son of Mann Page II), at Rosewell a number of times during his years studying at the College of William and Mary.

Primary Source References

1768 April 18. "Gave Watermen from Rosewell 5/."1

1768 June 8. "Gave Bob at Rosewell 2/6."2

1768 October 4. "Gave watermen from Rosewell 2/6."3

1769 November 7. "Gave servt. of J. Page senr. 1/3."4

1770 February 21. (Jefferson to John Page). "Indeed I should be much happier were I nearer to Rosewell and Severn[n] hall. ... I reflect often with pleasure on the philosophical evenings I passed at Rosewell in my last visits there."5

1770 April 9. "Bob at Rosewell 2.6."6

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