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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:546
AUTHOR:Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION:Here was buried
Thomas Jefferson
author
of the Declaration of
American Independence
of
the Statute of Virginia
for Religious Freedom, and
Father of the University
of Virginia
ATTRIBUTION:THOMAS JEFFERSON, epitaph he wrote for himself and wanted on his tombstone.—The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Paul L. Ford, vol. 10, p. 396 (1899).

  It is on his gravestone at Monticello.
SUBJECTS:Epitaphs
 
 
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