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A Gentleman’s Library: Thomas Jefferson (1771)

A Virginia Gentleman’s Library: As Proposed by Thomas Jefferson to Robert Skipwith in 1771 and Now Assembled in the Brush-Everard House, Williamsburg, Virginia.

On 17 July 1771 Robert Skipwith, Thomas Jefferson’s future brother-in-law, wrote to the then 28 year-old Jefferson, asking for advice on acquiring books for his personal library “suited to the capacity of a common reader who understands but little of the classicks and who has not leisure for any intricate or tedious study.” 123 more words

Books

Head and Heart

“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man & his god, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.” Thomas Jefferson, January 1, 1802… 510 more words

History

Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 37

If the American Revolution had a sponsor, it would have been Madeira (a fortified and intentionally oxidized wine from the Portuguese island of Madeira).

Today’s words don’t have anything to do with wine… 655 more words

Wine

Welcome to the Tap. Please, Take a Seat.

Welcome to the Florida Tap! I’m Michael and you are here because you want to learn about beer from someone who was in your same shoes. 155 more words

Alcohol

Thomas Jefferson’s views on crime and punishment

By: Police State USA

In 1778, Thomas Jefferson began working with a committee to reform the criminal code in the Commonwealth of Virginia. What the committee proposed may come as a surprise to modern observers. 1,541 more words

Law

Quote 1/27/2015

A great Tuesday…hope the week is going great for you!!

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. 11 more words

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