From the Richmond Examiner, 10/11/1861

TO BE CONFISCATED. – The home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, which, on the settlement of his estate many years since, was purchased by one Uriah P. Levy, will soon pass into the possession and ownership of the Confederate States Government. Proceedings were begun yesterday before H. L. Brooke, Receiver, to sequestrate "Monticello," as the property of an alien enemy, the present owner, Levy, being abroad in charge of a United States ship of war. The people of Charlottesville called the late owner of Monticello "Commodore Levee." He is a first Captain in the United States Navy, and of Jewish parentage.

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