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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  April 25, 1762∙Begins study of law in Williamsburg under George Wythe 
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