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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  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 
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Unformatted text preview: 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 April 3, 1769 ∙Accedes to House of Burgesses as representative of Albermarle County, like his father before him May 17, 1769 ∙The Baron de Botetourt dissolves the House of Burgesses after growing dissent against royal policies Summer 1769 ∙Begins to focus reading more exclusively on theories of government February 1, 1770 ∙Shadwell estate burns, destroying most of Jefferson's documents and possessions...
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