Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Jerman Baker, 1 September 1820

To Jerman Baker

Monticello Sep. 1. 20.

Dear Sir

It may be of service to the Visitors of the University to possess a statement of the quota of taxes payable into the treasury by the several counties respectively. that being the ratio1 of the distribution of their portions of the literary fund to the primary schools we may have occasion to make use of it. I presume you possess such a statement, and therefore ask the favor of you to furnish me with a copy.

Wayles is perfectly recovered. he sets out for Richmond on Tuesday, and will be able to inform you of the grounds on which I recommend to mr Eppes that Francis should go to Columbia.2 with my affectionate respects to mrs Baker I salute you with great friendship.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of John Vaughan to TJ, 22 Mar. 1820; at foot of text: “Jerman Baker esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

1Word interlined in place of “basis.”

2Preceding two words interlined in place of “there.”

Index Entries

  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); and statement of Va. taxes search
  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); letters to search
  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); relationship with son search
  • Baker, John Wayles (TJ’s grandnephew); education of search
  • Baker, John Wayles (TJ’s grandnephew); health of search
  • Baker, Martha Bolling Eppes (TJ’s niece; Jerman Baker’s wife); TJ sends greetings to search
  • education; in Va. search
  • education; of J. W. Baker search
  • Eppes, Francis Wayles (TJ’s grandson); education of, at South Carolina College search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); relationship with son search
  • Literary Fund; and primary education search
  • South Carolina College (later University of South Carolina); and F. W. Eppes search
  • South Carolina College (later University of South Carolina); and J. W. Baker search
  • Virginia, University of; Board of Visitors; and statement of Va. taxes search
  • Virginia; and education search
  • Virginia; taxes in search
  • Virginia; treasury of search