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Embroidered Fleece Jacket

$ 39.95

This soft performance-fleece jacket features Thomas Jefferson's famous quote "I cannot live without books." The original letter, written to John Adams, is in the collections of our Manuscript Division. Full-length zipper, anti-pilling, heavy weight, 100% polyester. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.

Item number 21303041 (old number 21303025)

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Jefferson's letter in it's entirety reads:

[June 10, 1815]

I have met with, and very kindly and opportunely offered me the means of reprocuring some part of the library treasures which I have ceded to Congress to replace the devastations of British Vandalism at Washington. I cannot live without books, but fewer will suffice where amusement, and not use, is the only future object. I am about sending him a catalogue to which less than his critical knolege of books would hardly be adequate.

Present my high respects to mrs Adams and accept yourself the assurances of my affectionate attachment. Th. Jefferson