jan 1, 1778 - "Bill for the General
Diffusion of Knowledge"
In 1778, T.J. drafts the "Bill for the General Diffusion of Knowledge", which is presented to the House of Delegates in both 1778 and 1780 and is rejected on both occasions. However, in 1796 a revised version is passed under the title of "Act to Establish Public Schools".
(Here a link to an electronic copy of the document: https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-02-02-0132-0004-0079
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