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Thomas Jefferson - Selected Writings

Thomas Jefferson - Selected Writings

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Published by Juan del Sur
This is selected portions of a book (29 pages) that includes selected writings and letters of Jefferson, edited by Adrienne Koch and William Peden, and including Jefferson's handwritten instructions for his own tombstone. The complete book may still be available, and includes Jefferson's autobiography, travel journals, essays, biographies of other historical figures, notes and correspondence. It is a wealth of material into a foundation stone personality of our American identity.

The complete book includes the Declaration of Independence which spells out the reasons for the American colonies to declare independence from Britain. Jefferson's letters to John Adams are included as well. Adams and Jefferson were long time friends but became disconnected later in their lives.
This is selected portions of a book (29 pages) that includes selected writings and letters of Jefferson, edited by Adrienne Koch and William Peden, and including Jefferson's handwritten instructions for his own tombstone. The complete book may still be available, and includes Jefferson's autobiography, travel journals, essays, biographies of other historical figures, notes and correspondence. It is a wealth of material into a foundation stone personality of our American identity.

The complete book includes the Declaration of Independence which spells out the reasons for the American colonies to declare independence from Britain. Jefferson's letters to John Adams are included as well. Adams and Jefferson were long time friends but became disconnected later in their lives.

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It
wouldbeunfairtofollowthemtoAfricaforthisinvestigation.
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