August 20, 2016
A centuries-old document penned by one of the nation's Founding Father's is up for sale in a Philly suburb.
Ardmore-based collector Nathan Raab is selling a letter written by Thomas Jefferson in which the former president outlines his vision for the country.
The letter is dated 1816 and addressed to William H. Crawford, former U.S. Ambassador to France. In it, Jefferson discusses the relationship between commerce and war — much of it was written during the War of 1812.
Turns out that man was a descendant of Crawford's, according to Raab's site.
How much for the piece of history? A whopping $375,000.
If you're too broke to even dream of making such a purchase, don't fret. After all, as Jefferson once said, "The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money."