Saturday is Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. To mark the occasion, Congressman Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, sends this:
Saturday, April 13 marks the 270th anniversary of the birthday of Thomas Jefferson. In honor of his birth, the Library of Congress invited people to view a display of some items from their collection of original Jefferson documents, the largest such collection in the world.
Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) took time out of his busy schedule today to visit the display and see these items. In the attached photo, Griffith is looking at Jefferson’s Manual of Parliamentary Practice, which was written in 1800. Griffith used a copy of this manual extensively when he served as Majority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates, and has used it on occasion while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Griffith said, “Happy birthday, Mr. Jefferson.”