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--Thomas Jefferson's daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph. According to, there are no known portraits of her mother, Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson.

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the chief author of Declaration of Independence. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1776-79, elected Governor of Virginia in 1779 and 1780, Associate Envoy to France in 1784, Minister to French Court in 1785, US Secretary of State from 1789-1793, Vice President of US from 1791-1801, President of the US from 1801-1809 and established the University of Virginia in 1810. He was one of the most brilliant men of his time.

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Monticello & Michie Tavern {Charlottesville, VA

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WOw! Declaration of Independence Desk, 1776. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence on this portable desk!

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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, National Historic Landmark, Charlottesville, Virginia - The house is situated on the summit of an 850-foot-high peak in the Southwest Mountains south of the Rivanna Gap. Its name comes from the Italian "little mount."

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1788 miniature portrait of Jefferson by John Trumbull (Depicts Jefferson at age 33, but painted when he was 45.) Oil on wood.

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An entry from Chimney Smoke

Monticello (home of Thomas Jefferson) in the fall in Charlottesville, VA. Beautiful part of the state.

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[W]hat country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that [the] people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms...The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. ~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to Col. William S. Smith, 1787

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Thomas Jefferson Statue, Presidents Tour, Rapid City, South Dakota - 3rd President of the United States of America

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Thomas Jefferson, red haired American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and third President of the United States, a globally influential spokesman for democracy and the rights of man

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