Life, liberty,
and the pursuit of fuck yeah.
-Thomas Jefferson, June 1776

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May 19th
04:00

Principles of Freedom - The Epstein Collection - Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Benjamin Rush

staysandstories:

strawberry-fox:

This is an invitation from Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Benjamin Rush

Look closely at the outside of the letter, at the names of the recipient… and the sender…

??????!!!!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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May 18th
12:46
staysandstories:

madtomedgar:

strawberry-fox:


A pair of green-tinted spectacles is on display in the Monticello Visitors Center. These are believed to have belonged to Thomas Jefferson, although we do not know precisely what he used them for. According to Silvio Bedini, tinted glasses first appeared around 1810. They were not typically used as sunglasses as we might think of them, but “to improve the vision out of doors.”

why is he not depicted wearing these in every portrait

Somebody with art skills please rectify this horrible oversight.


bitchin

staysandstories:

madtomedgar:

strawberry-fox:

A pair of green-tinted spectacles is on display in the Monticello Visitors Center. These are believed to have belonged to Thomas Jefferson, although we do not know precisely what he used them for. According to Silvio Bedini, tinted glasses first appeared around 1810. They were not typically used as sunglasses as we might think of them, but “to improve the vision out of doors.”

why is he not depicted wearing these in every portrait

Somebody with art skills please rectify this horrible oversight.

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bitchin

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April 12th
23:01
22:42

Happy birthday Mr. Jefferson

The mod is flying from India to France today and so can’t post anything in honor of this day, so why not hit up the submit box with your favorites and I’ll share those next weekend to spread out the Jefferson love?

February 20th
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February 11th
04:00
mstuver:

Here’s a broader view of the Thomas Jefferson statue in Louisville, KY

mstuver:

Here’s a broader view of the Thomas Jefferson statue in Louisville, KY

February 10th
04:00

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February 8th
04:00
"His [Thomas Jefferson’s] dress when in the house, is a grey surtout coat, kerseymere stuff waistcoat, with an under one faced with some material of a dingy red. His Pantaloons are very long, loose, & of the same colour as his coat. His stockings are woollen, either white or grey, & his shoes of the kind that bear his name. His whole dress is neglected but not slovenly. He wears a common round hat. He wears on horseback a grey strait bodiced coat, & a spencer of the same material, both fastened with large pearl buttons. When we first saw him he was riding, & in addition to the above, wore round his throat a knit white woolen tipet, in the place of a cravat, & black velvet gaiters under his Pantaloons."
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Daniel Webster on Thomas Jefferson (via foundingfatherfest)

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February 7th
04:00

"this tells us who are entitled to the appellation of anarchists with which they have so liberally branded others.”

yourthomasjefferson:

12.18.1800: “The election is under dilemma. the two republican candidates are probably even; and the states in Congress which are federal are disposed to take advantage of that circumstance, to prevent an election by Congress, and permit the government of the Union to be suspended for want of a head. this tells us who are entitled to the appellation of anarchists with which they have so liberally branded others.” —to Andrew Ellicott

12.18.1800: “the attractive nature of country employments are my apology to my friends for being a very unpunctual correspondent while at home. having no refuge here from my room and writing table, it is here that I fetch up the lee-way of my correspondence.” —to Andrew Ellicott

Full Transcription:

“Dear Sir,                                                                  Washington Dec. 18. 1800

I recieved a little before I left home your favor of Oct. 17. as I had in due time the preceding one. the attractive nature of country employments are my apology to my friends for being a very unpunctual correspondent while at home. having no refuge here from my room and writing table, it is here that I fetch up the lee-way of my correspondence. I am glad to hear you are ready for printing your journal. it will be a great gratification to see it. I cannot suppose the administration can have any objections to the publication of the charts &c. my own opinion is that government should by all means in their power deal out the materials of information to the public in order that it may be reflected back on themselves in the various forms into which public ingenuity may throw it. mr Dunbar has been so kind as to pass through my hands a copy of his journal, made for the use of a friend of his in London. he sent it open for my perusal with a request to seal & forward it. I am happy to see that the location of the boundary has been so scientifically executed. he gives a physical account of the country which is interesting.

I think you had it in contemplation to establish an accurate meridian at this place, but whether in one of the public buildings, or where else I do not recollect. was it done? or is there any thing here which will preserve the meridian as found and worked on by you?

The election is under dilemma. the two republican candidates are probably even; and the states in Congress which are federal are disposed to take advantage of that circumstance, to prevent an election by Congress, and permit the government of the Union to be suspended for want of a head. this tells us who are entitled to the appellation of anarchists with which they have so liberally branded others. accept assurances of perfect esteem

Th: Jefferson”

A source for a full transcription of this letter from Thomas Jefferson to Andrew Ellicot may be found in The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association of The United States’ The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 19, beginning on p. 121. Ed., Lipscomb, Andrew A., and Bergh, Albert Ellery, here: http://books.google.com/books?id=cUkWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA121&lpg=PA121&dq=thomas+jefferson+to+andrew+ellicott+december+18+1800&source=bl&ots=cAgfBA_n0v&sig=oDCsBao_nqyDsGwgqDvBbSGObVg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=AlLuToWTEuHw0gHinPTuCQ&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA#

This version of the transcription was taken from The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Digital Edition, ed. Barbara B. Oberg and J. Jefferson Looney. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, Rotunda, 2008: http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/founders/TSJN-01-32-02-0221 

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