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Some time ago I requested permission, to write to you certain facts in Confidence which I wish to be preserved some where after I shall be no more here.—But they are facts in which my personal Character is interested—And it is so awkard a thing to write of ones self—And it is so certain, to be suspected of partiality, and accused of Vanity—And it is so difficult for a Man to Satisfy his own...
When I can be at Monticello I cannot yet determine. I attend to your movements. I write to say, that Columbia is situated on a Sand bank. One mile from the River, & 200 feet above it. I believe it to be as healthy, as any place in the Union, if I can judge from what I have seen of the place, & the uniform testimony of its most respectable Inhabitants. The situation impressed me with the common...
Your letter of the 19 th was recieved in due time, and I wish it were in my power to furnish you more fully, than in the inclosed paper, with materials for the biography of George Wythe. but I possess none in writing, am very distant from the place of his birth and early life, and know not a single person in that quarter from whom enquiry could be made with the expectation of collecting any...
George Wythe was born about the year 1727. or 1728. of a respectable family in the county of Elizabeth city on the shores of the Chesapeak. he inherited from his father a fortune sufficient for independance & ease. he had not the benefit of a regular education in the schools, but acquired a good one of himself, and without assistance; insomuch as to become the best Latin and Greek scholar in...