March 1760 - April 3, 1769 Accedes to House of Burgesses as...

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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  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 
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Unformatted text preview: 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 November 26, 1771 Moves into temporary quarters at Monticello while new estate is completed January 1, 1772 Marries Martha Wayles Skelton...
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