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Unformatted text preview: 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 November 26, 1771 Moves into temporary quarters at Monticello while new estate is completed January 1, 1772 Marries Martha Wayles Skelton September 27, 1772 Eldest daughter Martha Washington Jefferson born at Monticello March 12, 1773Earl of Dunmore dissolves the House of Burgesses after Jefferson calls for more autonomous rule May 16, 1773 Dabney Carr dies, leaving six children to the Jefferson family...
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