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From: Renee Dauven <>
Subject: Re: [JEFFERSON-HEMINGS] Martha Wayles Jefferson/Sally Hemings, half sisters?
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 09:43:34 -0700
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Herbert Barger wrote:

> TJ inherited two mulatto slaves from his father, Peter. One shortly ran away, but
> the other, (name escapes me at present), remained in the family. I suppose we
> could ask........did this slave have a Jefferson DNA and pass it down to a son who
> could have fathered a Sally child. SO, there are so many possibilities that NO ONE
> can say for sure what did happen. Monticello should recognize that and reflect it
> in their web page and the guides talks to the public.

Thanks, Herb. That is exactly where my thinking was headed.

Renee L. Dauven


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