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Beckley, John James

Born: 1757 AD
Died: 1807 AD

1757 – Born on the 4th of August in London.

1769 – At age twelve he was sent to Virginia to work as a scribe for a mercantile firm.

1783 – He had amassed 49,000 acres of rich, unoccupied land in the west, but it was tied up in litigation.

1789 – James Madison sponsored him as Clerk of the House.

1792 – Started a propaganda machine for the new Republican party.

1802-1807 – Ex officio librarian of Congress.

1807 – Died on the 8th of April.