Manuscript/Mixed MaterialThomas Jefferson, July 27, 1821, Autobiography Draft Fragment, January 6 through July 27
- Date: 1821-07-27
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Article1774 to 1783 - Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827 - Digital Collections July 1774 Jefferson drafts instructions for the Virginia delegates to the first Continental Congress. In the draft, Jefferson argues that Parliament has no governing rights over the colonies and asserts that the colonies have been independent since their founding. He describes the usurpations of power and deviations from law committed by King George III as well as by Parliament. Jefferson is not present in ...
Article1810 to 1827 - Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827 - Digital Collections The Early Republic, 1810-1827 July 15, 1813 John Adams writes Jefferson that it would be a shame for them to die without having explained themselves to each other. Adams and Jefferson correspond for about three years, during which they review the events of the Revolution and range over a variety of political and philosophical issues. During 1811-12, a mutual friend Dr. Benjamin Rush of ...