Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Fernagus De Gelone, 7 July 1820

To Fernagus De Gelone

Monticello July 7. 20.


Your favor of June. 29. with the MS. accompanying it are recieved. the prostration of my health and the positive injunctions of my physician forbid to me all difficult applications of the mind. I am therefore constrained to return you your voluminous manuscript without indulging myself in observations on it as requested by you. I can only therefore repeat my good wishes for the success of your institution, and assurances of great respect & esteem.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of James Maury to TJ, 30 Mar. 1820; at foot of text: “Mr Fernagus de Gelone”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: enclosure to Fernagus De Gelone to TJ, 29 June 1820.

TJ’s physician was Thomas G. Watkins.

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  • books; on education search
  • deafness; education of deaf and mute search
  • disabilities, persons with; and education for deaf, mute, and blind search
  • education; books on search
  • education; for deaf, mute, and blind search
  • Fernagus De Gelone, Jean Louis; as educator search
  • Fernagus De Gelone, Jean Louis; letters to search
  • Fernagus De Gelone, Jean Louis; sends manuscript to TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; debility search
  • Watkins, Thomas G.; as physician search