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Thomas Jefferson's Monster by B.J. Hollars • Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments
n April of 1796—nearly three years after resigning his post as Secretary of State—Thomas Jefferson received an unexpected package from Colonel John Stuart of Greenbrier County, Virginia. Curious, he opened it, taking note of the letter within. “Being informed you have retired from Public Business and returned to your former residence in Albemarle,” the …