Thomas Jefferson Papers

Jerman Baker to Thomas Jefferson, 10 May 1819

From Jerman Baker

Richmond 10 May 1819

Dr Sir,

When I left Cumberland last Week my friend Mr Eppes was about to set out for Staunton with Francis & Wayles; Since my arrival here I have met with Mr Brockenbrough who informs me that Mr Eppes has determined to put the boys to School in Charlotsville; The object of this address is to beg you, Sir, to have the goodness to inform me by return of Mail, (if convenient) what disposition he has made of the boys, as I am at a loss to decide whether to send Wayles’s Trunk of Cloths & Books, to Charlotsville or Staunton. My affectionate regards to Mrs Randolph & family, and accept Sir, the assurance of my esteem & respect.


Jerman Baker

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 13 May 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); and trunk for J. W. Baker search
  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); letters from search
  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); relationship with son search
  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); sends greetings to M. J. Randolph search
  • Baker, John Wayles (TJ’s grandnephew); education of search
  • Baker, John Wayles (TJ’s grandnephew); trunk for search
  • Brockenbrough, Mr. search
  • Eppes, Francis Wayles (TJ’s grandson); education of, in Charlottesville search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); relationship with son search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); greetings sent to search