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Thomas Jefferson Lap Desk - Happy Fourth of July!

07-04-2018 10:27 PM by Lenny | 17 comments »

As I write this, the date is July 4, 2018. It is 242 years to the day we declared our independence from Great Britain. I hoped to complete my build of a replica Thomas Jefferson lap desk today but it is evident that I will not. From what I have read, Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on the original lap desk, an item of his own design. I am posting this information as a blog and will post the finished project tomorrow or Friday. My hope is that those interested in perhaps building one of these replicas will be armed with information I did not have at the start of my build. The story goes: in 1776, Jefferson, a member of the Continental Congress, was frequently travel...

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