TJ and Money Pt. I

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/In light of our country’s recent financial woes, perhaps we find it interesting the fact that co-architect of liberty, whose genius and vision and courage fill the cornerstone of the foundation of this country died broke.

Even the purchase of his library by Congress (for a mere $25k) did little more than lighten the burden. Friends also lent their financial support, but it was much too little too late.

The debt Thomas Jefferson left behind eventually forced his daughter, Martha, to sell Monticello.

Source: Constitution Facts
Photo by kevindooley

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