Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Francis Eppes, 28 August 1813

To Francis Eppes

Poplar Forest Aug. 28. 13

My dear Francis

After my return from this place to Monticello in May last I recieved the letters which yourself and your cousin Baker wrote me. that was the first information I recieved of your being at school at Lynchburg, or I should certainly have sent for you to come and see me while I was here. I now send 2. horses for yourself and your cousin and hope your tutor will permit you both to come and stay with me till Monday morning when I will send you back again. I left your aunt and all your cousins well in Albemarle. in hopes of seeing you here immediately I remain affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (CSmH: JF); at foot of text: “Francis Eppes”; endorsed by TJ.

Eppes’s aunt in Albemarle County was Martha Jefferson Randolph.

Index Entries

  • Baker, John Wayles (TJ’s grandnephew); TJ’s relationship with search
  • Eppes, Francis Wayles (TJ’s grandson); letters to search
  • Eppes, Francis Wayles (TJ’s grandson); TJ’s relationship with search
  • Holcombe, Thomas Anderson; school principal search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with grandchildren search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with J. W. Baker search
  • Lynchburg, Va.; schools in search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); invitations to visit search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ returns from search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); health of search
  • schools and colleges; in Lynchburg search