To Francis Eppes
Monticello Sep. 6. 11.
Your letter of Aug. 19. came to hand only 4. or 5. days ago. I should have answered it by post had not Martin arrived with your second. I am glad to learn you are becoming a Roman, which a familiarity with their history will certainly make you. the putting you into qui, quae, quod, was only to strengthen your memory, which you may do quite as well by getting pieces of poetry by heart. Jefferson & myself intend you a visit in November, and it will then be a question for the consideration of your papa and yourself whether you shall not return with us & visit your cousins. this will be acceptable to us all, and only deprecated by the partridges & snowbirds against which you may commence hostilities. adieu my dear Francis, be industrious in advancing yourself in knolege, which with your good dispositions, will ensure the love of others, & your own happiness, & the love & happiness of none more than of
RC (NcU: Southern Historical Collection, Hubard Family Papers); addressed: “Francis Eppes Millbrook.” PoC (CSmH: JF); endorsed by TJ.
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