Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 10 April 1818

To John Wayles Eppes

Monticello Apr. 10. 18.

[Dear S]ir

Yours of the 6th is received.1 I set out the day after tomorrow for Poplar Forest, and shall be there till the 1st of May. you say you will be at home the 25th. I really think Francis had better come on direct on his arrival, that I may be in place to introduce him and see to whatever may be wanting. his clothes can be sent after him so conveniently by the stage to mr Archib Robertson, my merchant at Lynchburg. the stage passes twice a week, and mr Yancey my manager is at Lynchbg every week, and will have them carried to Francis. these two persons will see that he wants for nothing. hurried to get ready for my departure I must end here with assurances of my constant affection and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of portion of reused address cover to TJ; with beginning of salutation missing due to apparent polygraph misalignment; at foot of text: “J. W. Eppes esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

1Manuscript: “recived.”

Index Entries

  • carriages; stagecoaches search
  • Eppes, Francis Wayles (TJ’s grandson); education of, at New London Academy search
  • Eppes, Francis Wayles (TJ’s grandson); TJ’s relationship with search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); letters to search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); relationship with son search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with grandchildren search
  • Lynchburg, Va.; stagecoach to search
  • New London, Va.; academy at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Robertson, Archibald; agent for TJ search
  • schools and colleges; New London Academy search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search