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Chapter 12 - More Lies About Thomas Jefferson



1. William C.C. Claiborne to Thomas Jefferson, June 15, 1804, The Thomas Jefferson Papers Series 1, General Correspondence, 1651-1827, Library of Congress Manuscript Division, #24464.

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Cover letter from William C.C. Claiborne to Thomas Jefferson accomanying a letter from Sr. Therese de St. Xavier Farjon of the Ursuline Convent in New Orleans - June 15, 1804.

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William C.C. Claiborne to Thomas Jefferson, June 15, 1804



2. Sr. Therese de St. Xavier Farjon to Thomas Jefferson, June 13, 1804, The Thomas Jefferson Papers Series 1, General Correspondence, 1651-1827, Library of Congress Manuscript Division, #24447.

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Letter from Sr. Therese de St. Xavier Farjon of the Ursuline Convent in New Orleans to Thomas Jefferson requesting that the convent's property ownership be officially confirmed by Congress - June 13, 1804.

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3. Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, July 5, 1804, James Morton Smith, ed., The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison 1776-1826, vol. 2, (New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1995), 1328.

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Letter from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison regarding the closing of a Catholic church in New Orleans by agents of the United States - July 5, 1804.

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5. Thomas Jefferson to Sr. Therese de St. Xavier Farjon, July 13 or 14, 1804, The Thomas Jefferson Papers Series 1, General Correspondence, 1651-1827, Library of Congress Manuscript Division, #24602.

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Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Sr. Therese de St. Xavier Farjon of the Ursuline Convent in New Orleans assuring her that convent's property was safe even without an official confirmation by Congress and that their institution could count on the protection of his office - July 13 or 14, 1804.

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Thomas Jefferson to Sr. Therese de St. Xavier Farjon, July 13 or 14, 1804



6. Thomas Jefferson to Bishop John Carroll, September 3, 1801, The Thomas Jefferson Papers, Series 1, General Correspondence, 1651-1827, Library of Congress Manuscript Division, #19966.

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Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Bishop John Carroll regarding an application by Carroll to purchase a lot in Washington D.C. - September 3, 1801.

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Thomas Jefferson to Bishop John Carroll, September 3, 1801



7. Thomas Jefferson to William Thornton, Alexander White, and Tristam Dalton, Commissioners, September 3, 1801, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Series 3, District of Columbia Miscellany, 1790-1808, Library of Congress Manuscript Division, #586.

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Letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia regarding an application by Bishop John Carroll to purchase a lot in Washington D.C. - September 3, 1801.

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Thomas Jefferson to William Thornton, Alexander White, and Tristam Dalton, Commissioners, September 3, 1801



8. Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, vol. 2, (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1845), 115.

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Section 4 of An Act supplementary to the act intituled 'An act concerning the District of Columbia' - March 3, 1801.

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9. Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, vol. 2, (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1845), 194.

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Section 6 of An Act additional to, and amendatory of, an act, intituled 'An act concerning the District of Columbia' - May 3, 1802.

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11. Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, vol. 1, (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1845), 130.

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Excerpt from Section 1 of An Act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States - July 16, 1790.

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12. Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, vol. 1, (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1845), 215.

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An Act to amend 'An act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States '- March 3, 1791.

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13. Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, vol. 2, (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1845), 103-104.

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Section 1 of An act concerning the District of Columbia - February 27, 1801.

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14. The Thomas Jefferson Papers, Series 10, Addenda to the Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1781-1829, Library of Congress Manuscript Division.

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Pardon of Samuel Miller signed by Thomas Jefferson - dated July 25, 1803.

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Pardon of Samuel Miller - July 25, 1803



15. James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, July 26, 1803, James Morton Smith, ed., The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison 1776-1826, vol. 2, (New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1995), 1273. Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, July 31, 1803, ibid., 1274. Madison's letter of July 26, in the Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress, is marked received July 29.

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Letters from James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, July 26, 1803, and Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, July 31, 1803, regarding the Pardon of Samuel Miller.

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16. Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, October 4 and 5, 1804, James Morton Smith, ed., The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison 1776-1826, vol. 2, (New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1995), 1347.

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Letter from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison listing things that Madison needed to do when he returned to Washington fromVirginia - October 4 and 5, 1804.

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17. The Debates and Proceedings of the Congress of the United States of America, vol. 10, 6th Cong., 2nd Sess., (Washington D.C.: Gales & Seaton, 1851), 797-799.

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Request from the Chaplains to Congress to use the House chamber for Sunday services - December 4, 1800.

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18. Gaillard Hunt, ed., The First Forty Years of Washington Society, Portrayed by the Family Letters of Mrs. Samuel Harrison Smith (Margaret Bayard) from the Collection of Her Grandson, J. Henley Smith, (New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1906), 13-14.

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Mrs. Samuel Harrison Smith's description of church services in the Capitol building in the early 1800s.

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19. William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, vol. 1, (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1857), 191.

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Episcopal Bishop William Meade's opinion that Thomas Jefferson and George Wythe served as church vestrymen for other than religious reasons.

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20. Julian P. Boyd, ed., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 2, (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1950), 6.

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Subscription to to support Charles Clay as minister in Charlottesville - February 1777.

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21. Julian P. Boyd, ed., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 2, (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1950), 6.

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Subscription to to support Charles Clay as minister in Charlottesville - February 1777.

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22. The Thomas Jefferson Papers, Series 1, General Correspondence, 1651-1827, Library of Congress Manuscript Division, #406.

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Draft of Subscription to support Charles Clay as minister in Charlottesville - February 1777.

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Draft of Subscription to Support Charles Clay as Minister in Charlottesville, Virginia



23. Thomas Jefferson to Charles Clay, January 27, 1790, The Thomas Jefferson Papers, Series 1, General Correspondence, 1651-1827, Library of Congress Manuscript Division, #9078.

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Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Charles Clay regarding Clay's cadidacy for the House of Representatives in 1790 - January 27, 1790.

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Thomas Jefferson to Charles Clay, January 27, 1790



24. Charles Clay to Thomas Jefferson, August 8, 1792, The Thomas Jefferson Papers, Series 1, General Correspondence, 1651-1827, Library of Congress Manuscript Division, #13301.

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Letter from Charles Clay to Thomas Jefferson asking Jefferson to endorse him as a candidate for the House of Representatives in 1792 - August 8, 1792.

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Charles Clay to Thomas Jefferson, August 8, 1792



25. Thomas Jefferson to Charles Clay, September 11, 1792, The Thomas Jefferson Papers, Series 1, General Correspondence, 1651-1827, Library of Congress Manuscript Division, #13371.

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Thomas Jefferson's reply to Charles Clay's letter of August 8, 1792 explaining to Clay that he had always made it a policy not to endorse candidates - September 11, 1792.

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Thomas Jefferson to Charles Clay, September 11, 1792



26. Andrew A. Lipscomb and Albert Ellery Bergh, eds., The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 1, (Washington D.C.: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1904), 76.

Note: This footnote, which appears on page 455 of the book, should be on page 456.

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Excerpt of Thomas Jefferson's autobiography explaining his reasons for accepting an appointment by Congress in 1782 to go to France.

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27. John Adams to Abigail Adams, August 14, 1776, Paul H. Smith, ed., Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789, vol. 4, (Washington D.C.: Library of Congress, 1979), 678-679.

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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams describing the proposals for a Seal of the United States - August 14, 1776.

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John Adams to Abigail Adams, August 14, 1776



28. Gaillard Hunt, ed., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789, vol. 18, (Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1910), 1038-1040.

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Circular letter from the Continental Congress to the Governors of the States informing them that Congress had stopped issuing currency and would need additional aid from the states to supply the army - November 10, 1780.

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