Thomas Jefferson Papers

Jerman Baker to Thomas Jefferson, 13 January 1817

From Jerman Baker

Richmond 13 Jany 1817

Dear Sir,

I have postponed a reply to yours of 14 Ulto addressed to Mr Thweatt & myself untill the select Comee to whom was refered the petition for a Turnpike Road from Rock fish Gap to Lewis’s ferry should have come to a decision thereon, which they have not yet done in consequence of the continued indisposition of Mr T— Maury. however I think I may hazard the opinion that the Road will be Stoped at Charlotsville

Your favor of the 1 Inst has this moment come to hand requesting my attention to the petition of Visct Philip I Barziza which it shall most certainly recieve Having been confined to my Room for several days, past, I know not how this Case at present Stands, but as soon as I am able to resume my Legislative duties I will make myself fully acquainted with it.

Mr John Wood opened a School in this place on Monday last and requested me to inform you that he should be highly gratified at having Francis Eppes with him I have promised him to put my Son Wayles with him provided you agreed to send Francis, as I know the boys would like to be together; I have writen to Mr Eppes also on this subject at request of Mr W— & expect an answer in the course of eight or ten days. And would thank you for an answer as soon as convenient as my Son is at home, as I had not met with a School with which I was pleased. I have within a few days past ascertained that a Mr Ewing keeps a very good Latin & Greek School in this place but shall wait for your determination about Francis before I dispose of my Son,    Be pleased Sir to present my affectionate regards to Mrs Randolph & family & to accept for yourself the assurance of my most sincere esteem & respect—

Jerman Baker

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as a letter from “Baker German” received 19 Jan. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Fernagus De Gelone, 6 Mar. 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello Albemarl Cty”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked Richmond, 14 Jan.

lewis’s ferry: Moore’s Ford.

Index Entries

  • Albemarle County, Va.; petitions to General Assembly search
  • Albemarle County, Va.; roads in search
  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); and J. W. Baker’s education search
  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); and petition of P. I. Barziza search
  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); and proposed Albemarle Co. road search
  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); health of search
  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); letters from search
  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); sends greetings to M. J. Randolph search
  • Baker, John Wayles (TJ’s grandnephew); education of search
  • Barziza, Philip Ignatius; and L. L. Paradise estate search
  • education; classical search
  • education; in Va. search
  • education; Latin search
  • education; of J. W. Baker search
  • Eppes, Francis Wayles (TJ’s grandson); education of, in Richmond search
  • Eppes, Francis Wayles (TJ’s grandson); relationship with father search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); relationship with son search
  • Ewing, Mr.; Richmond school of search
  • Greek language; study of search
  • Latin language; study of search
  • Maury, Thomas Walker; and proposed Albemarle Co. road search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; petition to General Assembly search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; road proposed by search
  • Moore’s Ford (Albemarle Co.) search
  • Paradise, Lucy Ludwell (John Paradise’s wife); estate of search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); greetings sent to search
  • Richmond, Va.; schools in search
  • roads; in Albemarle Co. search
  • roads; in Va. search
  • Rockfish Gap, Va.; proposed road from search
  • schools and colleges; in Richmond search
  • Thweatt, Archibald; and proposed Albemarle Co. road search
  • Virginia; and education search
  • Virginia; General Assembly search
  • Virginia; roads in search
  • Wood, John (ca.1775–1822); Richmond school of search