1754 - February 12, 1767 Receives first legal fee after...

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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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