Thomas Jefferson Papers

Jerman Baker to Thomas Jefferson, 21 May 1819

From Jerman Baker

Cumd 21 May 1819

Dr Sir,

I have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt on this day of your very friendly letter of the 14 Inst & beg you, Sir, to accept my acknowledgements for your kind offer of attention to my Son Wayles of which I hope he will prove himself worthy. I am desirous that he should commence the French Language immediately & prosecute it diligently, for which purpose I furnished him with such Books as I Supposed he would require for the present. Any cource of Education you may advise him to pursue will be highly gratifying to me.

Be pleased to present our affectionate regards to Mrs Randolph & family & accept the assurance of my respect & esteem

Jerman Baker

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 26 May 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • 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); and study of French search
  • Baker, John Wayles (TJ’s grandnephew); education of search
  • books; for French language study search
  • education; French language search
  • French language; study of search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); greetings sent to search