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Previously Unknown Thomas Jefferson Letter Surfaces

Posted by Jean-Yves on Mar 17, 2020

A previously unknown letter by Thomas Jefferson has surfaced, offering a glimpse into the Founding Father’s desire to drive innovation.

The letter was written in September 1790 when Jefferson was secretary of state and part of a three-person board to assess new inventions. Written to his chief aide, the letter mentions the first two inventions “blessed and patented by the new U.S. government,” according to the Raab Collection, which is selling the letter.

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