Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to George Evans, 5 April 1820

To George Evans

M[o]nticello. Apr. 5. 20.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 29th came to hand yesterday and I hasten to relieve you from the fears that your grandsons may have had a part in a riot supposed to have taken place in mr Stack’s school on some late occasion by assuring you that not the smallest disturbance has ever taken place in [th]at school since you were here. the instance which happened the last year was so noticed by the civil authority & by the soci[e]ty of the place as to have made the 4. or 5. concerned in it as well as those not concerned, sensible of their error, & not likely to repeat it. as to your grandsons in particular be assured that I shall render them every service in my power, & happy to see you here when you visit them. I thank you for the information respecting the silver perch, and mr Trent also for his kind offer of them, of which I shall certainly avail myself when I shall have prepared the separate pond destined them. I am not certain however that I can prepare this before the ensuing fall or winter.

accept assurances of my great esteem & respect.

Th Jeff[erson]

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Thomas Cooper to TJ, 1 Mar. 1820; several words faint; at foot of text: “Doctr George Evans”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Charlottesville Academy; misbehavior of students search
  • Evans, George; and education of his grandsons search
  • Evans, George; and fish for TJ search
  • Evans, George; letter to search
  • fish; perch search
  • Johnson, Edward (George Evans’s grandson); education of search
  • Johnson, George William (George Evans’s grandson); education of search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); fishponds at search
  • perch search
  • Stack, Gerard E.; and Charlottesville Academy search
  • Trent, John; and fish for TJ search