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On Thomas Jefferson’s tombstone are three achievements he wished to be remembered for: 1) Writing the Declaration of Independence, 2) Authoring the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and 3) Founding Father of the University of Virginia. Any one of these would have sufficed to earn him a lasting place in history; yet combined, he felt these left the greatest imprint on America and its long term survival. The theme running through each of the three accomplishments is freedom: political freedom; religious freedom; and intellectual freedom.
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- Grammatica Anglo-Saxonica ex Hickesiano Linguarum Septentrionalium thesauro excerpta.
- Vocabularium anglo-saxonicum lexico Gul.
- Heptateuchus, liber Job, et Evangelium Nicodemi, Anglo-Saxonice historiae Judith fragmentum, Dano-Saxonice / edidit nunc primum ex mss. codicibus Edwardus Thwaites.
- Barrington’s Orosius, Anglo-Saxon & England.
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Turner’s History of the Anglo-Saxon.
- Langard’s History of England.
- Brodie’s History of the Stuarts.
The second letter, dated Monticello, July 25, 1825, Jefferson writes to William Hilliard, of the Boston bookselling firm of Cumings, Hilliard, and Co. Among the books Jefferson desires are:
- Paris’s Pharmacologia.
- Bulen calculus integralis.
- Psalterium A. Saxonicum.
- Johnson’s Dict. by Todd.
- Crescembeni Storia della Poesia.
- Herrera Historia de los Hechos de los Castellanos.