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  • “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph (1762-1828) in Washington, DC. The first cookbook published in America, it was republished at least nineteen times before the outbreak of the Civil War. The title page of her cookbook bears this motto: “Method is the soul of Management.” Mary was a distant cousin of Thomas Jefferson, as was her husband; and her brother married Jefferson's daughter Martha.
  • An official map of Virginia is published that contains the proposed town of New York.
  • November 4-15: The Marquis de Lafayette visited Thomas Jefferson at Monticello [1]





  • There were only six hundred residents in the town of Charlottesville this year – by 1836 the population would increase to 957.[2]


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