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Featured Exhibits

Copies of two significant artifacts are on display in Smithfield’s collection.

First, a very rare legal opinion dated November 14, 1771, authored at Monticello, written and signed by Thomas Jefferson and sent to Preston relative, James McDowell, discussing the bounty of a wolf in Augusta County.

The second piece is an invitation from President George Washington, inviting Colonel William Preston’s son, William Preston, to dinner at the White House. President Washington was fond of the Preston family since he served in the French and Indian War with Colonel William Preston.

Viewing these rare treasures complementary with a house tour ticket. Ticket sales are final​.

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