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Original unavailable due to conservation concerns. A photocopy has been supplied in its place

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1809 July 25
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1809 July 25
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eng
Summary
Letter, 25 July 1809, from Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) at Monticello, Albemarle County, Virginia, to John Martin Baker, Washington, D.C., asking Baker to procure wine, raisins, olive oil, anchovies, and dates from Majorca. Jefferson regrets that he is unable to provide Baker's wife with a view of Monticello, but hopes that Benjamin Latrobe (1764-1820) will be able to paint one soon. Jefferson states that one of the benefits of his presidency was to meet the Bakers
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  • Cellulose acetate lamination.
Biographical or historical data
Thomas Jefferson was born 13 April 1743 in Goochland County, Virginia, (now part of Albemarle County, Virginia). He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1762. A member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, Jefferson represented Virginia in the Continental Congresses in 1775 and 1776. He wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Jefferson served as governor of Virginia from 1779 to 1781. After serving another term in Congress from 1783 to 1784, he was appointed minister to France and served from 1784 to 1788. Jefferson served as Secretary of State under President George Washington from 1789 to 1793, and as Vice President under President John Adams from 1797 to 1801. Jefferson succeeded Adams as president, serving from 1801 to 1809. Upon his retirement, Jefferson returned to his home Monticello in Albemarle County. He founded the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jefferson died 4 July 1826 and is buried at Monticello.
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1
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Jackson, Cordelia
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000504726
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leaf.

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