1745 - April 25, 1762Begins study of law in Williamsburg...

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1745∙Jefferson family moves fifty miles from Shadwell to take up residence at Tuckahoe  1752 ∙Jefferson family returns to Shadwell; Jefferson takes up classical languages under  care of Scottish Reverend William Douglas  1754∙Peter Jefferson accedes to the Virginia House of Burgesses as a representative of  Albermarle County  August 17, 1757∙Peter Jefferson dies at age forty-nine, leaving young Jefferson as family  patriarch  March 1760∙Enters College of William and Mary at Williamsburg, Virginia; befriends  Patrick Henry  March 1762∙Graduates from the College of William and Mary 
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Unformatted text preview: April 25, 1762Begins study of law in Williamsburg under George Wythe 1763 Begins dining in the company of Williamsburg's leading intellectuals 1764 Begins to keep a regular reading journal October 1, 1765 Eldest sister Jane dies at age twenty-five May 1766 Travels to New York, stopping at Annapolis and Philadelphia en route February 12, 1767 Receives first legal fee after handling case in General Court of Virginia May 18, 1768 Begins to clear land for construction of Monticello...
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