Famous Last Words: Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson in Profile - PG The Writings of TJ Vol 6“This is the fourth?”

Jefferson was determined to live til the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He slipped in and out of consciousness several times before he died, asking this question each time he awoke. He got his wish, dying on July 4, 1826.


From The Real Thomas Jefferson by Andrew M. Allison, published 2009 by the National Center for Constitutional Studies. Pg. 316.

Image: Project Gutenberg


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