Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Wayles Eppes to Thomas Jefferson, 23 December 1816

From John Wayles Eppes

Mill Brook Decr 23. 1816.

Dear Sir,

I have directed Martin to remain at Monticello until he learns to Turn—He will be able to get the stocks necessary for the pieces 400 in number and I can send for them after his return—

My health is I hope gradually improving—I am able now to take exercise on horse back which I am in hopes in time with a rigid attention to diet will restore me—Martha unites with me in every wish of affection to yourself and family—I will write to you by Francis.

I am yours sincerely

Jno W Eppes

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello By Martin”; endorsed by TJ as received 26 Dec. 1816.

Index Entries

  • Eppes, Francis Wayles (TJ’s grandson); delivers letters search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); health of search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); letters from search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); slaves of search
  • Eppes, Martha Burke Jones (John Wayles Eppes’s second wife); sends greetings search
  • exercise, physical; and good health search
  • health; exercise search
  • Martin (J. W. Eppes’s slave); delivers letter search
  • Martin (J. W. Eppes’s slave); training of search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); slaves at search
  • slaves; at Monticello search
  • slaves; of J. W. Eppes search