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1784 Jan. 18
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1784 Jan. 18
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Typescript copy of a letter, 18 January 1784, from Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) in Annapolis, Maryland, attending the Continental Congress, to Edmund Pendleton (1721-1803) of Caroline County, Virginia, describing the business of Congress during the session. Jefferson states that the Treaty of Paris has been ratified, but complains that too often Congress does not have the number of representatives necessary to conduct its business. He comments on the possibility of war between Russia and Turkey and how such a war might affect other European nations, especially France. Jefferson fears that Great Britain might undertake a new war against the United States which would have great difficulty defending itself without French aid. Original of the letter was owned by Edmond Pendleton of Wytheville, Virginia, when lent for copying in 1912. A copy of the letter can be found in THE PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, vol. 6, pp. 471-472
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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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Vi
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  • The Library of Virginia
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3
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Harrison, R. L.
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000504725
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leaves.

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