South Square Room facing east

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This room served as a family sitting room, where Jefferson's daughter Martha sewed, taught her children, and directed the slaves who worked as household servants. The room, which has an alcove for a bed, may have served as a bedroom before Jefferson’s retirement. After 1809 it housed some of the overflow books from Jefferson's library.

Dimensions14' - 10" x 15' - 4"; ceiling 10' - 0"

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