To Jerman Baker
Monticello Jan. 25. 17.
Your favor of the 13th was recieved by our last mail. Francis is now here engaged in learning Spanish. I thought he could not employ the winter better. but he has lost much of it at home. I think in a couple of months he may make such progress as that he will be able afterwards to pursue it by himself. I would then rather have him with mr Wood than any other teacher I know, but would much rather it should have been at Lynchburg [th]an1 Richmond in point of climate. mr Eppes seems also to approve of his going to mr Wood, so that in the spring we shall ask a place for him in his school, and that he and Wayles may join again according to their mutual wishes.
I am sorry to see the report of a committee unfavorable [to] Barziza.2 I was in hopes that making himself a citizen might have capacitated him to recieve the inheritance. I salu[te] you now & always with affectionate friendship and respect.
PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Thomas Appleton to TJ, 27 Sept. 1816; torn at seal, with some text rewritten by TJ; at foot of text: “German Baker esq.”; endorsed by TJ.
1. Word faint.
2. Manuscript: “Baziza.”
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