Thomas Jefferson Papers

George L. Montgomery to Thomas Jefferson, 18 July 1820

From George L. Montgomery

Petersburg July 18th 1820

Highly respected Sir,

Wishing to become a Student of your preparatory school, and being unacquainted with its situation, I presume on the liberty of addressing you on the subgect, to inform me of the course of study pursued, the annual expences, and when your next session commences, will be doing me a kindness that will greatly oblige—

your humble and oblg Sert

George L. Montgomery

RC (CSmH: JF); between dateline and salutation: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as a letter from “L.” Montgomery received 27 July 1820 and so recorded in SJL.

The preparatory school was Gerard E. Stack’s Charlottesville Academy.

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