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Shocking Facts about Thomas Jefferson

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    Posted: 09-Jun-2015 at 20:48
After his retirement, President Jefferson sold his library of 6,500 volumes to the Library of Congress after it was ransacked by the British.    
Jefferson needed the money to pay off debts.   
However he started to purchase more books. "I cannot live without books," he told John Adams.     

Did Thomas Jefferson originally sell every single book he owned? Did he not at least keep a few more valuable books for himself?
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