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}}In addition to drafting and signing the [[Declaration of Independence]] and serving two terms as the third president of the United States, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_jefferson Thomas Jefferson] was also a successful diplomat, lawyer, philosopher, and amateur architect.<br />
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}}In addition to drafting and signing the [[Declaration of Independence]] and serving two terms as the third president of the United States, [[wikipedia:Thomas Jefferson|Thomas Jefferson]] (1743 &ndash; 1826) was also a successful diplomat, lawyer, philosopher, and amateur architect.
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Jefferson was born in 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia to Peter Jefferson, a surveyor, and his wife Jane Randolph Jefferson, a member of the very wealthy and prominent Randolph family.<ref>Merrill D. Peterson, “Jefferson, Thomas” in ''American National Biography Online'', accessed 21 October 2013, http://www.anb.org/articles/02/02-00196.html.</ref> The elder Jefferson died when Thomas was only 14, leaving to his son an estate of 5,000 acres and many slaves.<ref>Ibid.</ref> Three years later, Jefferson enrolled at William & Mary College studying mathematics, metaphysics, and philosophy under the tutelage of Dr. William Small.<ref>Merrill D. Peterson, ''Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation: A Biography'' (New York: Oxford University Press, 1970), .</ref><br />
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Jefferson was born in 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia to Peter Jefferson, a surveyor, and his wife Jane Randolph Jefferson, a member of the very wealthy and prominent Randolph family.<ref>Merrill D. Peterson, "Jefferson, Thomas" in ''American National Biography Online'', accessed 21 October 2013, http://www.anb.org/articles/02/02-00196.html.</ref> The elder Jefferson died when Thomas was only 14, leaving to his son an estate of 5,000 acres and many slaves.<ref>Ibid.</ref> Three years later, Jefferson enrolled at William & Mary College &mdash; studying mathematics, metaphysics, and philosophy under the tutelage of Dr. William Small.<ref>Merrill D. Peterson, ''Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation: A Biography'' (New York: Oxford University Press, 1970).</ref>
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Small recognized great promise in Jefferson and recommended him to [[George Wythe]], one of the most prominent lawyers in Virginia, as an apprentice.<ref>Fawn McKay Brodie, ''Thomas Jefferson, an Intimate History'', 1st ed. (New York: Norton, 1974), 45.</ref> At that time in the colonies, there were no law schools; most budding lawyers learned by apprenticing themselves to a practicing attorney. Jefferson spent the next seven years learning the intricacies of the law under Wythe until Jefferson was admitted to the bar in 1767.<ref>Peterson, "Jefferson, Thomas."</ref> Wythe’s tutelage had a profound impact on the young lawyer. In his autobiography, Jefferson recognized Wythe as one of the three most influential men in his life, along with Dr. Small and Jefferson’s benefactor, Peyton Randolph.<ref>Brodie, ''Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History'', 110</ref> Jefferson described Wythe as "my faithful and beloved mentor in youth and my most affectionate friend through life"<ref>Thomas Jefferson, ''Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson'' (Raleigh, N.C.: Alex Catalogue), 5.</ref> and "my ancient master, my earliest and best friend."<ref>"[[http://lawlibrary.wm.edu/wythepedia/index.php/Jefferson-DuVal_Correspondence#Thomas_Jefferson_to_William_DuVal.2C_June_14.2C_1806|Thomas Jefferson to William DuVal, 14 June 1808]]," ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers'', Library of Congress, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib016197.</ref><br />
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Small recognized great promise in Jefferson and recommended him to [[George Wythe]], one of the most prominent lawyers in Virginia, as an apprentice.<ref>Fawn McKay Brodie, ''Thomas Jefferson, an Intimate History'', 1st ed. (New York: Norton, 1974), 45.</ref> At that time in the colonies, there were no law schools; most budding lawyers learned by apprenticing themselves to a practicing attorney. Jefferson spent the three years learning the intricacies of the law under Wythe and was admitted to the bar in 1767.<ref>Peterson, "Jefferson, Thomas."</ref> Wythe’s tutelage had a profound impact on the young lawyer. In his autobiography, Jefferson recognized Wythe as one of the three most influential men in his life, along with Dr. Small and Jefferson’s benefactor, Peyton Randolph.<ref>Brodie, ''Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History,'' 110</ref> Jefferson described Wythe as "my faithful and beloved mentor in youth and my most affectionate friend through life"<ref>Thomas Jefferson, ''Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson'' (Raleigh, N.C.: Alex Catalogue), 5.</ref> and "my ancient master, my earliest and best friend."<ref>"[[Jefferson-DuVal Correspondence#Thomas Jefferson to William_DuVal, 14 June 1806|Thomas Jefferson to William DuVal, June 14, 1806]]," ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers,'' Library of Congress, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib016197.</ref>
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In 1769, Jefferson added a political career to his practice of law, being elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.<ref>Peterson, “Jefferson, Thomas.</ref> He gained notoriety for his support of the revolutionary cause, and in 1775 Jefferson was elected to the Second Continental Congress where he began drafting revolutionary state papers.<ref>Ibid.</ref> In June, 1776, Jefferson was tasked to draft a declaration of independence from Britain that would fairly represent all 13 colonies.<br />
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In 1769, Jefferson added a political career to his practice of law, being elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.<ref>Peterson, "Jefferson, Thomas."</ref> He gained notoriety for his support of the revolutionary cause, and in 1775 Jefferson was elected to the Second Continental Congress where he began drafting revolutionary state papers.<ref>Ibid.</ref> In June, 1776, Jefferson was tasked to draft a declaration of independence from Britain that would fairly represent all 13 colonies.
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Jefferson’s political career continued after his service in the Continental Congress. He served as Governor of Virginia (1779-1781), Minister to France (1785-89), Secretary of State (1790-1793), Vice President (1797-1801), and ultimately as President of United States (1801-1809).<br />
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Jefferson's political career continued after his service in the Continental Congress. He served as Governor of Virginia (1779-1781), Minister to France (1785-89), Secretary of State (1790-1793), Vice President (1797-1801), and ultimately as President of United States (1801-1809).
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Finished with politics after his second term as president, Jefferson retired to Monticello, the home he had built near Charlottesville, Virginia. As an avid student of architecture, he modeled the house after the work of Italian Renaissance master Andrea Palladio;<ref>Ibid.</ref> he repeated a similar design in his later works—the Virginia Capitol, Poplar Forest, and the University of Virginia.<ref>Ibid.</ref><br />
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Finished with politics after his second term as president, Jefferson retired to Monticello, the home he had built near Charlottesville, Virginia. As an avid student of architecture, he modeled the house after the work of Italian Renaissance master Andrea Palladio;<ref>Ibid.</ref> he repeated a similar design in his later works&mdash;the Virginia Capitol, Poplar Forest, and the University of Virginia.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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Jefferson wrote his own epitaph. In it, he identified the accomplishments of which he was most proud: the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and the founding of the University of Virginia.<ref>Ibid.</ref> Jefferson died at Monticello on July 4th, 1826&mdash;the 50th anniversary of the announcement of American independence. Coincidentally, John Adams, a partner in the Continental Congress, a bitter political rival, and ultimately a rediscovered friend, died on the same day. Adam's reported last words, knowing nothing of Jefferson’s death earlier on that same morning, were “Thomas Jefferson still survives.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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Jefferson wrote his own epitaph. In it, he identified the accomplishments of which he was most proud: the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and the founding of the University of Virginia.<ref>Ibid.</ref> Jefferson died at Monticello on July 4th, 1826 &mdash; the 50th anniversary of the announcement of American independence. Coincidentally, John Adams, a partner in the Continental Congress, a bitter political rival, and ultimately a rediscovered friend, died on the same day. Adam's reported last words, knowing nothing of Jefferson's death earlier on that same morning, were "Thomas Jefferson still survives."<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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==Wythe books willed to Jefferson==
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When George Wythe died in 1806, he [[Last Will and Testament|willed his library and scientific equipment to Jefferson]]. Of the 332 titles listed on an [[Jefferson Inventory|inventory made by Jefferson]], he kept 149 titles for his own library, and gave away 183 to various family members, a joiner who worked at Monticello, and his grandson's tutor. The list of books Jefferson retained follows, and is subdivided into categories assigned by Jefferson.<ref>This list was adapted from the "Library of George Wythe" in the Thomas Jefferson Libraries project on the website for Monticello. See: "[http://tjlibraries.monticello.org/transcripts/wythelibrary/2.html Library of George Wythe]," Thomas Jefferson Libraries, Monticello, accessed July 2, 2013. For the manuscript version, see "[http://www.masshist.org/database/doc-viewer.php?item_id=1768 Inventory of the Books Received by Thomas Jefferson from the Estate of George Wythe, Circa September, 1806]," Massachusetts Historical Society, accessed July 2, 2013.</ref> Click on the titles to learn more about the works.
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====Books retained by Jefferson====
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:''Main article: [[Jefferson Inventory]]''
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<p style="font-size: 85%;">Page six of [[Jefferson Inventory|Jefferson's inventory of books]] received from George Wythe's estate, September, 1806. This list indicates which volumes Jefferson intended to keep for himself. Courtesy of the [http://www.masshist.org/database/viewer.php?item_id=1768 Massachusetts Historical Society].</p>
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{| style="width: 45%; margin: 20px 0 0 20px; background-color: #f9f7e0; border: 1px solid #000000; padding: 20px 50px;"
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Thoukydidou peri tou Peloponnēsiakou Polemou Biblia Oktō|[Th]ucydides]] Gr. Lat. notis variorum. Dukeri fol.
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[History of the Peloponnesian War|Thucydides]] Eng. by Smith. 2.v. 4t<sup>to</sup>.
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Xenophōntes Kyrou Paideias Biblia Oktō |Xenophontis Cyropaedia.]] Gr. Lat. Hutchinson. 4<sup>to</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[New System, or, an Analysis of Ancient Mythology|Bryant's Mythology]]. 3.v. 4<sup>to</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[C. Sallustii Crispi Opera Omnia quae Extant|Sallust. Delph.]] 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Kl. Ailianou Sophistou Poikilē Historia|Aelianus Perizonii notis]]. 2.v. 8<sup>vo</sup>. [ed. Perizonii inserted with carat]
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|- 
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|''[Mo]drn'' <br />
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[''Histo]ry''  }
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|[[Chronology and History of the World|Blair's Chronology]]. fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Introduction to the History of the Principal Kingdoms and States of Europe|Puffendorf's introdn to the hist. of Europe]] 1st. v. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|''[Eccles]astl''.   
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|[[New History of the Holy Bible|Stackhouse's history of the Bible]]. 5.v. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|''[Agricu]ltre''.   
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|[[Rei Rusticae Auctores Latini Veteres|Auctores rei rusticate. Cato, Varro etc p.]] 8<sup>vo</sup>.
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|-
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|''[Chemi]stry''.   
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|[[Medical Commentary on Fixed Air|Dobson's Commentary on fixed air]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|''[H]is[t]''   
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|[[C. Plinii Secundi Naturalis Historiæ|Plinii historia Naturalis. Varior]]. 3.v. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[History of the Earth, and Animated Nature|Goldsmith's Animated Nature]]. 4.v. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Arithmetical Warlike Treatise Named Stratioticos|Digges's Stratioticos.]] 8<sup>vo</sup>.
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Description and Use of Nairne's Patent Electrical Machine|Description of Nairne's electrical machine.]] 8<sup>vo</sup>
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Epicteti Manuale et Sententiae|Epicteti Manuel]] Gr. Lat. 4<sup>to</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Theophrastou Charaktēres Εthikoi|Theophrasti careteres.]] Gr. Lat. 12<sup>mo</sup>. Foulis 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Anicii Manlii Severini Boetii Consolationis Philosophiae Libri Quinque|Boetius de Consolationes]]. 12<sup>mo</sup>. Foulis. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Marci Minucii Felicis Octavius|Minuciius Felicis Octavius]]. 12<sup>mo</sup>. Foulis 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Essays|Hume's essays.]] 1st. vol. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|''[Relig]ion''   
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|[[Holy Bible|The Bible]] 4<sup>to</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Kaines Diathekes Apanta|Novum testamentum.]] Gr. 8<sup>vo</sup>. Lond. 1728. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Kainē Diathēkē|do. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _]]   12<sup>mo</sup>. Lond. 1743. Bower 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Kainēs Diathēkēs Hapanta|do. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _]]  12<sup>mo</sup>. Lond. 1730. Tonson [ed. entry inserted later?] 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Palaia Diatheke Kata tous Hebdomenkonta|Testamentum vetus LXXII. et novum.]] 3.v. 12<sup>mo</sup>. Cantab. 1665. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Paraphrase, and Annotations upon All the Books of the New Testament|Hammond’s New testament]]. fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Brief Concordance to the Holy Bible|Clarke's Concordance.]] 12<sup>mo</sup> 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Biblos tēs Dēmosias Euchēs|Liturgia Anglicana]] Gr. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Liturgia: Seu Liber Precum Communium|do. _ _ _ _ _ _]]   Lat. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Henrici Mori Cantabrigiensis Opera Omnia|Mori opera.]] 2.v fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[De Officio Hominis & Civis Juxta Legem Naturalem|Puffendorf de officio hominis et civis]]. Johnson 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Reports or Causes in Chancery|Carey’s reports in Chancery]] 16s. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Reports of Cases Decreed in the High Court of Chancery|Reports in Chancery tempore Finch]]. fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Cases Argued and Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery|Vernon's reports]]. 2.v. fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Decisions of Cases in Virginia, by the High Court of Chancery|Wythe's Chancery decisions]]. fol. &amp; 8<sup>vo</sup>.<ref>The entry for "Wythe's Chancery decisions" includes the folio volume of Wythe's ''[[Decisions of Cases in Virginia, by the High Court of Chancery]]'' (1795), and six octavo pamphlets reporting seven cases published in 1796 and later: ''[[Case upon the Statute for Distribution (pamphlet)|Case upon the Statute for Distribution]],'' ''[[Report of the Case between Field and Harrison]],'' ''[[Between Fowler and Saunders]],'' ''[[Between Wilkins and Taylor]],'' ''[[Between Yates and Salle]],'' and ''[[Love against Donelson]]''.</ref>
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|-
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|''[Commo]n law''.   
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|[[Jus Feudale|Cragii Jus feudale]]. fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Tractatus de Legibus et Consuetudinibus Regni Angliae|Glanvil]]. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[De Legibus et Consuetudinibus Angliae|Bracton]]. fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Tenures de Monsieur Littleton|Les tenures de Monsr. Littleton.]] p.f. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Treatise of the Laws of England, on the Various Branches of Conveyancing|Perkins's treatise on the law of England.]] p.f. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[First Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England|Coke on Littleton.]] fol. defective. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|Coke’s Institutes. 3.v. fol. 
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|&nbsp;
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|[[General Abridgment of Law and Equity|Viner's abr]]. F. to Y. inclus. 10.v. fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Commentaries on the Laws of England|Blackstone's commentaries]]. 1<sup>st</sup>. & 4<sup>th</sup>. vols. 4<sup>to</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Acts Passed at a Congress of the United States of America|Laws of the US]]. 4.v. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|Laws of Virgā. various edns. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Brownlow Latine Redivivus|Brownlow's entries]] 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Clerks Guide|Clerk's guide by Manly]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Entring Clerk's Vade Mecum|Brown's Modus intrandi]]. 2.v. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[New Precedents in Conveyancing|Pigott's conveyancing]]. fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Ars Transferendi Dominium, the Second Part|Brydall's conveyancer]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Essay on the Law of Bailments|[L]aw of bailments]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>.
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<p align="center" style="font-size: 85%;">Page seven of [[Jefferson Inventory|Jefferson's inventory]]. Courtesy of the [http://www.masshist.org/database/viewer.php?item_id=1768 Massachusetts Historical Society]</p>
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Law of Actions on the Case for Torts and Wrongs|Trover]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. [entry partially shaved] 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Commentaries, ou Reportes de Edmunde Plowden|Plowden's reports]]. French. fol 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Commentaries, or Reports of Edmund Plowden|do. _ _ _ _ _ _]]   English. fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[First-Third Part of the Reports of Sr George Croke|Croke's rep]]. 3.v. fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Reports des Divers Special Cases|Siderfin's]]   fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Reports of Sir Bartholomew Shower|Shower's]]   2.v. fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Reports de Sr. Creswell Levinz|Levinz's]]    2.v. fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench|Andrews']]   fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Cases in Law and Equity|Cases in L. & Eq]]. or 10<sup>th</sup>. Modern. fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Report of Kamper v. Hawkins|Report of the case of Kampier & Hawkins in the G.C. of Virga]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>.<ref>The parties reported are Peter Kamper (not ''Kampier'') and Mary Hawkins. See ''[[Report of Kamper v. Hawkins]]''.</ref>
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of Virginia|Washington’s reports]]. 2.v. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of Virginia|Call's reports]]. 2.v. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|''Law Ecclesl''. 
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|[[Lex Testamentaria|Nelson's letters testamentary]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|''Politics''. 
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|[[Xenophontos Hierōn, ē Tyrannikos|Xenophontis Hiero. sive de regno]]. 12<sup>mo</sup>. Foul. [ed. checkmark in pencil precedes entry] 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Journal of the Convention of Virginia|Proceedings of the Virginia convention]] 
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|-
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|''Mathematics''. 
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|[[Treatise of Algebra|Emerson's Algebra]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|''pure''.
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|[[Treatise of Algebra (Simpson)|Simpson's Algebra]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Rowlett's Tables of Discount|Rowlett's tables]]. 4<sup>to</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Principles of the Doctrine of Life-Annuities|Masere's principles of life annuities]]. 4<sup>to</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Elements of Euclid|Euclid by Simpson]]. 4<sup>to</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Treatise of Practical Surveying|Gibson's surveying]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Treatise of Gauging|Treatise on gauging]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|''Astronomy'' 
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|[[Genethlialogia, or, The Doctrine of Nativities|Gadberry's doctrine of nativities]]. p. fol. 
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|-
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|''Geography'' 
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|[[New System of Modern Geography|Guthrie's geography]] 2.v. 4<sup>to</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Modern Geography|Pinkerton's geography]]. 2.v. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Sandys Travels|Sandy's travels]]. fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Notes on the State of Virginia|Notes on Virginia]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 2.copies. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[New and Elegant General Atlas|Atlas by Arrowsmith & Lewis]] 4<sup>to</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Set of Plans and Forts in America|Plans of forts in America]] 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|<s>Poetry - Epic.</s>   
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|-
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|''Fine arts''.
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|&nbsp;   
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|-
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|''Architecture''. 
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|[[Ruins of Athens|LeRoy's Ruins of Athens]]. fol 
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|-
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|''Sculpture'' 
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|[[Polymetis|Spence's Polymetis]]. fol. 
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|-
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|''Poetry. Epic''. 
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|[[Homerou Ilias kai Odysseia|Homeri Ilias et Odyssea]]. Barnes. 2.v. 4<sup>to</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Homērou Odysseia|Homeri Odysseus]]. Gr. Oxon. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|Virgil. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Works of Virgil, Containing His Pastorals, Georgics and Æneis|Dryden's Virgil]]. 3.v. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Paradise Lost|Milton's Paradise lost]] & [[Paradise Regain'd|regained]]. Baskerville. 2.v. 8<sup>[vo]</sup>
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Poems of Ossian|Ossian]]. 2.v. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Publii Papinii Statii Sylvarum|Statius. varior]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
 +
|''Romance''. 
 +
|[[Publii Ovidii Nasonis Metamorphoseon Libri XV|Ovidii Metamorphoseon]]. Delph. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Apology for the Conduct of Mrs. T. C. Phillips|Constantia Philips]]. 2d. & 3d. v. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
 +
|''Tragedy''. 
 +
|[[Tragedies of Sophocles|Francklin’s Sophocles]]. 2.v. in 1. 4<sup>to</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Hai tou Aischylou Trageodiai Seozomenai Hepta|Aeschylus]]. Gr. Lat. 2.v. p. 4<sup>to</sup>. Foul. 
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|-
 +
|&nbsp;
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|[[Euripidis Tragœdiæ Medea et Phœnissæ|Euripidis Medea et Phoenissae]]. Gr. Lat. Piers. cum scholii 
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|<s>Euripedes</s>
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Tragedies of Euripides|Potter's Euripides]]. 2.v. 4<sup>to</sup>. 
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Illustrations of Euripides on the Alcestis|Joddrell's illustrations of Euripides]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Works of Shakespeare|Shakespear]] by Johnson & Steevens with the Supplement 12.v. 
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|-
 +
|&nbsp;
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|[ed. possible additional entry at foot]
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|}
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{| style="width: 45%; margin: 20px 0 0 20px; background-color: #f9f7e0; border: 1px solid #000000; padding: 20px 50px;"
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|-
 +
|&nbsp;
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|[[M. Acci Plauti Comoediae|[Plautus] notis varior]]. 2.v. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|''[?]'' 
 +
|[[Idylliums of Theocritus|Fawkes's Theocritus]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Biōnos tou Smyrnaiou, kai Moschou tou Syrakosiou, ta Sōzomena|Bion et Moschus]]. Gr. Lat. notis Heskin. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
 +
|&nbsp;
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|[[P. Virgilii Maronis Bucolica P. Rami Eloquentiae et Philosophiae|Virgilii Bucolica Rami]]. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Hoi tou Kallimachou Kyrenaiou Hymnoi te Kai Epigrammata|Callimachus]]. Gr. fol. Foul. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Spartan Lessons|Tyrtaeus]]. Gr. Lat. 4<sup>to</sup>. Foul. 
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|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Anacreontis Carmina cum Sapphonis, et Alcaei fragmentis|Anacreon, Sappho, et Alcaeus]]. Gr. Lat. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Anacreontis Odaria ad Textus Barnesiani Fidem Emendata|Anacreon]]. Gr. Forster. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Odes of Anacreon|Moore's Anacreon]]. p. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Tibulli Et Propertii Opera|Tibullus et Propertius]]. 12<sup>mo</sup>. Foul. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Marci Hieronymi Vidae, Cremonensis, Albae Episcopi, De Arte Poetica|Vida]]. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Musæ Anglicanæ sive Poemata Quædam Melioris Notæ|Musae Anglicanae]]. 3.v. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Works of Abraham Cowley|Cowley's works]]. fol. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Psaltērion Psalterium|Psalterion]]. Gr. Lat. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
 +
|''[Dialo]gue''. 
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|[[Loukianou Samosateōs Hapanta|Luciani opera]]. Gr. Lat. Gesneri. sholiis et notis 3.v. 4<sup>to</sup>. Amst. 1743. 
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|-
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|''[Didac]tic''. 
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|[[De Rerum Natura Libri Sex|Lucretius]]. Lond. Tonson. 1712. 4<sup>to</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Titi Lucretii Cari. De Rerum Natura Libri Sex|do. _ _ _ _]]  Tanaquil Fabri. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Q. Horatii Flacci Epistolae ad Pisones, et Augustum|Hurd's Horace]]. 2.v. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Titi Petronii Arbitri Equitis Romani Satyricon|Petronius]]. notis varior. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift|Swift's works]]. 13.v. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Jacobi Vanierii è Societate Jesu Praedium Rusticum|Praedium Rusticum]]. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Pursuits of Literature]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Hudibras]]. p.f. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[C. Plinii Cæcilii Secvndi Epistolæ et Panegyricus|Plinii epistolae]]. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
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|''[Orat]ory''. 
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|[[Artis Logicae Compendium|Artis Logicae]]. Aldrich. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Demetriou Phalēreōs Peri Hermēneias|Demetrius Phalereus de elocutione]]. Gr. Lat. Foulis. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Dialogues Concerning Eloquence|Cambray on eloquence]]. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Dēmosthenous Logoi Eklektoi|Demosthenis orationes selectae]]. Mounteney. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Œuvres Complettes de Démosthene et d'Eschine|Oeuvres de Demosthene & do Eschine]] par Auger. Fr. 5.v. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Discours de Lycurgue, d'Andocide, d'Isée, de Dinarque|Discours de Lycurgue, d'Andocide etc]] par Auger. Fr. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|&nbsp;
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|[[Œuvres Complettes d'Isocrate|Isocrate d'Auger]]. 3.v. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
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|''[Critici]sm''. 
 +
|[[Grammar of the Greek Language|Greek grammar of Gloucester]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
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|-
 +
|&nbsp;
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|[[Thesaurus Eruditionis Scholasticae|Basilii Fabri thesaurus eruditionis Scholasticae]]. fol. [ed. entry inserted later?] 
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Thesaurus Linguae Romanae and Britannicae|Thesaurus linguae Latinae Cowper]]. fol. 
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Latine Dictionary in Four Parts|Littleton's Latin dict]]. Lat. Eng. 4<sup>to</sup>. 
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Ainsworth's Dictionary|Ainsworth's dict]]. Lat. Eng. abridged. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Gradus ad Parnassum|Gradus ad Parnsassum]]. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Grammatical Institutes|Ash’s Introduction to Lowthe's grammar]]. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language|Walker's dictionary]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Philological Inquiries|Harris's Philological enquiries]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Sacred Classics Defended and Illustrated|Blackwell's sacred classics]]. 2.v. 12<sup>mo</sup>. 
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[De Sacra Poesi Hebræorum|Lowth de Poesi Hebraeorum]]. 8<sup>vo</sup>. 
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Dionysiou Longinou Peri Hupsous, Kai Talla Heuriskomena|Longinus]]. Gr. Lat. Tollii 4<sup>to</sup>. 
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Morning and Evening Prayer, the Litany, Church Catechism|Claesse's Mohawk liturgy]]. p. 4<sup>to</sup>. 
 +
|-
 +
|''[Polygra]phic''. 
 +
|[[Encyclopaedia, or, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature|American Encyclopedia]]. 18.v. 4<sup>to</sup>. 
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|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Adagiorum D. Erasmi Roterodami Epitome|Erasmi Adagiorum epitome]]. p.f. 
 +
|-
 +
|&nbsp;
 +
|[[Of the Advancement and Proficiencie of Learning|Bacon's advancement of learning]]. p. fol. Eng.   
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==See also==
 +
*[[Jefferson Inventory]]
 +
*[[Memoir, Correspondence and Miscellanies from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson]]
 +
*[[Wythe the Teacher]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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Third President of the United States
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March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1809
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Second Governor of Virginia
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June 1, 1779 – June 3, 1781
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Delegate to the Second Continental Congress
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Born April 13, 1743
  Shadwell, Virginia
Died July 4, 1826 (aged 83)
  Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
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Known for Author of the United States Declaration of Independence
Father of the University of Virginia
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In addition to drafting and signing the Declaration of Independence and serving two terms as the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) was also a successful diplomat, lawyer, philosopher, and amateur architect.

Jefferson was born in 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia to Peter Jefferson, a surveyor, and his wife Jane Randolph Jefferson, a member of the very wealthy and prominent Randolph family.[1] The elder Jefferson died when Thomas was only 14, leaving to his son an estate of 5,000 acres and many slaves.[2] Three years later, Jefferson enrolled at William & Mary College — studying mathematics, metaphysics, and philosophy under the tutelage of Dr. William Small.[3]

Small recognized great promise in Jefferson and recommended him to George Wythe, one of the most prominent lawyers in Virginia, as an apprentice.[4] At that time in the colonies, there were no law schools; most budding lawyers learned by apprenticing themselves to a practicing attorney. Jefferson spent the three years learning the intricacies of the law under Wythe and was admitted to the bar in 1767.[5] Wythe’s tutelage had a profound impact on the young lawyer. In his autobiography, Jefferson recognized Wythe as one of the three most influential men in his life, along with Dr. Small and Jefferson’s benefactor, Peyton Randolph.[6] Jefferson described Wythe as "my faithful and beloved mentor in youth and my most affectionate friend through life"[7] and "my ancient master, my earliest and best friend."[8]

In 1769, Jefferson added a political career to his practice of law, being elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.[9] He gained notoriety for his support of the revolutionary cause, and in 1775 Jefferson was elected to the Second Continental Congress where he began drafting revolutionary state papers.[10] In June, 1776, Jefferson was tasked to draft a declaration of independence from Britain that would fairly represent all 13 colonies.

Jefferson's political career continued after his service in the Continental Congress. He served as Governor of Virginia (1779-1781), Minister to France (1785-89), Secretary of State (1790-1793), Vice President (1797-1801), and ultimately as President of United States (1801-1809).

Finished with politics after his second term as president, Jefferson retired to Monticello, the home he had built near Charlottesville, Virginia. As an avid student of architecture, he modeled the house after the work of Italian Renaissance master Andrea Palladio;[11] he repeated a similar design in his later works—the Virginia Capitol, Poplar Forest, and the University of Virginia.[12]

Jefferson wrote his own epitaph. In it, he identified the accomplishments of which he was most proud: the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and the founding of the University of Virginia.[13] Jefferson died at Monticello on July 4th, 1826 — the 50th anniversary of the announcement of American independence. Coincidentally, John Adams, a partner in the Continental Congress, a bitter political rival, and ultimately a rediscovered friend, died on the same day. Adam's reported last words, knowing nothing of Jefferson's death earlier on that same morning, were "Thomas Jefferson still survives."[14]

Wythe books willed to Jefferson

When George Wythe died in 1806, he willed his library and scientific equipment to Jefferson. Of the 332 titles listed on an inventory made by Jefferson, he kept 149 titles for his own library, and gave away 183 to various family members, a joiner who worked at Monticello, and his grandson's tutor. The list of books Jefferson retained follows, and is subdivided into categories assigned by Jefferson.[15] Click on the titles to learn more about the works.

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Books retained by Jefferson

Main article: Jefferson Inventory
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Page six of Jefferson's inventory of books received from George Wythe's estate, September, 1806. This list indicates which volumes Jefferson intended to keep for himself. Courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

  [Th]ucydides Gr. Lat. notis variorum. Dukeri fol.
  Thucydides Eng. by Smith. 2.v. 4tto.
  Xenophontis Cyropaedia. Gr. Lat. Hutchinson. 4to.
  Bryant's Mythology. 3.v. 4to.
  Sallust. Delph. 8vo.
  Aelianus Perizonii notis. 2.v. 8vo. [ed. Perizonii inserted with carat]
[Mo]drn

[Histo]ry }

Blair's Chronology. fol.
  Puffendorf's introdn to the hist. of Europe 1st. v. 8vo.
[Eccles]astl. Stackhouse's history of the Bible. 5.v. 8vo.
[Agricu]ltre. Auctores rei rusticate. Cato, Varro etc p. 8vo.
[Chemi]stry. Dobson's Commentary on fixed air. 8vo.
[H]is[t] Plinii historia Naturalis. Varior. 3.v. 8vo.
  Goldsmith's Animated Nature. 4.v. 8vo.
  Digges's Stratioticos. 8vo.
  Description of Nairne's electrical machine. 8vo
  Epicteti Manuel Gr. Lat. 4to.
  Theophrasti careteres. Gr. Lat. 12mo. Foulis
  Boetius de Consolationes. 12mo. Foulis.
  Minuciius Felicis Octavius. 12mo. Foulis
  Hume's essays. 1st. vol. 8vo.
[Relig]ion The Bible 4to.
  Novum testamentum. Gr. 8vo. Lond. 1728.
  do. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   12mo. Lond. 1743. Bower
  do. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  12mo. Lond. 1730. Tonson [ed. entry inserted later?]
  Testamentum vetus LXXII. et novum. 3.v. 12mo. Cantab. 1665.
  Hammond’s New testament. fol.
  Clarke's Concordance. 12mo
  Liturgia Anglicana Gr. 12mo.
  do. _ _ _ _ _ _   Lat. 12mo.
  Mori opera. 2.v fol.
  Puffendorf de officio hominis et civis. Johnson 8vo.
  Carey’s reports in Chancery 16s.
  Reports in Chancery tempore Finch. fol.
  Vernon's reports. 2.v. fol.
  Wythe's Chancery decisions. fol. & 8vo.[16]
[Commo]n law. Cragii Jus feudale. fol.
  Glanvil. 12mo.
  Bracton. fol.
  Les tenures de Monsr. Littleton. p.f.
  Perkins's treatise on the law of England. p.f.
  Coke on Littleton. fol. defective.
  Coke’s Institutes. 3.v. fol.
  Viner's abr. F. to Y. inclus. 10.v. fol.
  Blackstone's commentaries. 1st. & 4th. vols. 4to.
  Laws of the US. 4.v. 8vo.
  Laws of Virgā. various edns.
  Brownlow's entries
  Clerk's guide by Manly. 8vo.
  Brown's Modus intrandi. 2.v. 8vo.
  Pigott's conveyancing. fol.
  Brydall's conveyancer. 8vo.
  [L]aw of bailments. 8vo.

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Page seven of Jefferson's inventory. Courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society

  Trover. 8vo. [entry partially shaved]
  Plowden's reports. French. fol
  do. _ _ _ _ _ _   English. fol.
  Croke's rep. 3.v. fol.
  Siderfin's   fol.
  Shower's   2.v. fol.
  Levinz's   2.v. fol.
  Andrews'   fol.
  Cases in L. & Eq. or 10th. Modern. fol.
  Report of the case of Kampier & Hawkins in the G.C. of Virga. 8vo.[17]
  Washington’s reports. 2.v. 8vo.
  Call's reports. 2.v. 8vo.
Law Ecclesl. Nelson's letters testamentary. 8vo.
Politics. Xenophontis Hiero. sive de regno. 12mo. Foul. [ed. checkmark in pencil precedes entry]
  Proceedings of the Virginia convention
Mathematics. Emerson's Algebra. 8vo.
pure. Simpson's Algebra. 8vo.
  Rowlett's tables. 4to.
  Masere's principles of life annuities. 4to.
  Euclid by Simpson. 4to.
  Gibson's surveying. 8vo.
  Treatise on gauging. 8vo.
Astronomy Gadberry's doctrine of nativities. p. fol.
Geography Guthrie's geography 2.v. 4to.
  Pinkerton's geography. 2.v. 8vo.
  Sandy's travels. fol.
  Notes on Virginia. 8vo. 2.copies.
  Atlas by Arrowsmith & Lewis 4to.
  Plans of forts in America 8vo.
Poetry - Epic.
Fine arts.  
Architecture. LeRoy's Ruins of Athens. fol
Sculpture Spence's Polymetis. fol.
Poetry. Epic. Homeri Ilias et Odyssea. Barnes. 2.v. 4to.
  Homeri Odysseus. Gr. Oxon. 8vo.
  Virgil. 12mo.
  Dryden's Virgil. 3.v. 12mo.
  Milton's Paradise lost & regained. Baskerville. 2.v. 8[vo]
  Ossian. 2.v. 8vo.
  Statius. varior. 8vo.
Romance. Ovidii Metamorphoseon. Delph. 8vo.
  Constantia Philips. 2d. & 3d. v. 12mo.
Tragedy. Francklin’s Sophocles. 2.v. in 1. 4to.
  Aeschylus. Gr. Lat. 2.v. p. 4to. Foul.
  Euripidis Medea et Phoenissae. Gr. Lat. Piers. cum scholii
  Euripedes
  Potter's Euripides. 2.v. 4to.
  Joddrell's illustrations of Euripides. 8vo.
  Shakespear by Johnson & Steevens with the Supplement 12.v.
  [ed. possible additional entry at foot]

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Page eight of Jefferson's inventory. Courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society

  [Plautus] notis varior. 2.v. 8vo.
[?] Fawkes's Theocritus. 8vo.
  Bion et Moschus. Gr. Lat. notis Heskin. 8vo.
  Virgilii Bucolica Rami. 12mo.
  Callimachus. Gr. fol. Foul.
  Tyrtaeus. Gr. Lat. 4to. Foul.
  Anacreon, Sappho, et Alcaeus. Gr. Lat. 12mo.
  Anacreon. Gr. Forster. 12mo.
  Moore's Anacreon. p. 8vo.
  Tibullus et Propertius. 12mo. Foul.
  Vida. 12mo.
  Musae Anglicanae. 3.v. 12mo.
  Cowley's works. fol.
  Psalterion. Gr. Lat. 12mo.
[Dialo]gue. Luciani opera. Gr. Lat. Gesneri. sholiis et notis 3.v. 4to. Amst. 1743.
[Didac]tic. Lucretius. Lond. Tonson. 1712. 4to.
  do. _ _ _ _  Tanaquil Fabri. 12mo.
  Hurd's Horace. 2.v. 12mo.
  Petronius. notis varior. 8vo.
  Swift's works. 13.v. 12mo.
  Praedium Rusticum.
  Pursuits of Literature. 8vo.
  Hudibras. p.f.
  Plinii epistolae. 12mo.
[Orat]ory. Artis Logicae. Aldrich. 12mo.
  Demetrius Phalereus de elocutione. Gr. Lat. Foulis. 8vo.
  Cambray on eloquence. 12mo.
  Demosthenis orationes selectae. Mounteney. 8vo.
  Oeuvres de Demosthene & do Eschine par Auger. Fr. 5.v. 8vo.
  Discours de Lycurgue, d'Andocide etc par Auger. Fr. 8vo.
  Isocrate d'Auger. 3.v. 8vo.
[Critici]sm. Greek grammar of Gloucester. 8vo.
  Basilii Fabri thesaurus eruditionis Scholasticae. fol. [ed. entry inserted later?]
  Thesaurus linguae Latinae Cowper. fol.
  Littleton's Latin dict. Lat. Eng. 4to.
  Ainsworth's dict. Lat. Eng. abridged. 8vo.
  Gradus ad Parnsassum. 12mo.
  Ash’s Introduction to Lowthe's grammar. 12mo.
  Walker's dictionary. 8vo.
  Harris's Philological enquiries. 8vo.
  Blackwell's sacred classics. 2.v. 12mo.
  Lowth de Poesi Hebraeorum. 8vo.
  Longinus. Gr. Lat. Tollii 4to.
  Claesse's Mohawk liturgy. p. 4to.
[Polygra]phic. American Encyclopedia. 18.v. 4to.
  Erasmi Adagiorum epitome. p.f.
  Bacon's advancement of learning. p. fol. Eng.

See also

References

  1. Merrill D. Peterson, "Jefferson, Thomas" in American National Biography Online, accessed 21 October 2013, http://www.anb.org/articles/02/02-00196.html.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Merrill D. Peterson, Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation: A Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 1970).
  4. Fawn McKay Brodie, Thomas Jefferson, an Intimate History, 1st ed. (New York: Norton, 1974), 45.
  5. Peterson, "Jefferson, Thomas."
  6. Brodie, Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History, 110
  7. Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson (Raleigh, N.C.: Alex Catalogue), 5.
  8. "Thomas Jefferson to William DuVal, June 14, 1806," The Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib016197.
  9. Peterson, "Jefferson, Thomas."
  10. Ibid.
  11. Ibid.
  12. Ibid.
  13. Ibid.
  14. Ibid.
  15. This list was adapted from the "Library of George Wythe" in the Thomas Jefferson Libraries project on the website for Monticello. See: "Library of George Wythe," Thomas Jefferson Libraries, Monticello, accessed July 2, 2013. For the manuscript version, see "Inventory of the Books Received by Thomas Jefferson from the Estate of George Wythe, Circa September, 1806," Massachusetts Historical Society, accessed July 2, 2013.
  16. The entry for "Wythe's Chancery decisions" includes the folio volume of Wythe's Decisions of Cases in Virginia, by the High Court of Chancery (1795), and six octavo pamphlets reporting seven cases published in 1796 and later: Case upon the Statute for Distribution, Report of the Case between Field and Harrison, Between Fowler and Saunders, Between Wilkins and Taylor, Between Yates and Salle, and Love against Donelson.
  17. The parties reported are Peter Kamper (not Kampier) and Mary Hawkins. See Report of Kamper v. Hawkins.