Monticello

Charlottesville
VA

Monticello in Charlottesville

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Thomas Jefferson’s plantation and home which he designed, built, and rebuilt over 50 years.

Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense (1775), urging the colonies to declare their independence, found 150,000 purchasers in a population of less than 3 million — the equivalent today of a sale of 14 million.

Richard Brookhiser
Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution (2003)