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When Thomas Jefferson Replaced the Books in the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

During the War of 1812, the British burned the U.S. Capitol, and with it, the collection of books and manuscripts held in the Library of Congress. All of the 3,000 volumes of the Library of Congress, which was housed in the Capitol building, were lost.

Thomas Jefferson, who at the time had the largest private collection of books in the nation, wrote…




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