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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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