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1805 Letter Penned by Thomas Jefferson Goes on Sale

A July 24, 1805 letter written by United States Founding Father and President Thomas Jefferson went on sale for $35,000 in Philadelphia. The Raab Collection is handling the transaction, after an anonymous private collector came forth with the one-page historical note, which had never before been seen by the public, or examined by scholars. The letter was penned by Jefferson …

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1805 Letter by Thomas Jefferson For Sale: $35,000

Ever want to own a letter written by Thomas Jefferson? Here’s your chance. The Associated Press reported that the Raab Collection of Philadelphia is selling a letter written by the former president for the low, low price of $35,000. Previously, it belonged to an unknown collector, far from the eyes of scholars or the public. As published on the Raab …

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David Barton Gets Called Out By Jon Stewart

David Barton is a “historical reclamationist”, which means he takes things from our nation’s history and “reclaims” them; in other words, changes them around to his liking. He recently wrote a book called The Jefferson Lies: Exposing The Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson, and went on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart to promote it. What resulted was …

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