Happy Friday the 13th!

Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday
Born in 1743, Jefferson was the third president of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. He began his political career in 1769 in the Virginia legislature, known as the House of Burgesses.

Forty years later, he retired as president of the United States. He died on July 4, 1826, at Monticello, his home in Virginia. He once wrote, “All my wishes end where I hope my days will end—at Monticello.”

Jefferson was a dedicated farmer, and his interest in agriculture is evident in much of his writing. He worked on improving plant varieties as well as agricultural tools, such as the plow.

It was none other than Abraham Lincoln who said, “The principles of Jefferson are the axioms of a free society.”

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