Thomas Jefferson Papers

Jerman Baker to Thomas Jefferson, 26 September 1820

From Jerman Baker

Richmond 26 Sepr 1820

Dr Sir,

I received a letter from my friend Col Burton of North Carolina a few days since in which he requests me to inform you that he had directed a Cask of very superior Scuppernon Wine to be sent you, by way of Norfolk to this place; It will be brought up in the Steam Boat from Norfolk, with one for me, any Directions that you may give about it shall be particularly attended to.

May I my dear Sir, ask you to have the goodness to enclose me a letter of introduction for my Son Wayles to Judge Cooper of Columbia; Notwithstanding my fears of the climate & the expense I think I Shall indulge him in accompanying his Cousin Francis, particularly as it is so highly recommended by you. If it would not be trespassing too much on your goodness, I should be much gratified if you would give the outlines of the course of study you would recommend him to pursue—

Was the document sent you not long since shewing the amount of Revenue paid by the several Counties such as you wished. There is no table yet made out of the amount paid agreable to the last assessment of the Lands, when it is a copy shall be forwarded if you wish it.

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

Jerman Baker

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 5 Oct. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Bernard Peyton, 18 May 1821, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esquire Monticello”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 28 Sept.

cousin francis: Francis Eppes.

Index Entries

  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); and statement of Va. taxes search
  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); and wine for TJ search
  • 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); education of search
  • Baker, Martha Bolling Eppes (TJ’s niece; Jerman Baker’s wife); sends greetings to M. J. Randolph search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • boats; steamboats search
  • Burton, Hutchins Gordon; and scuppernong wine search
  • Cooper, Thomas (1759–1839); and J. W. Baker search
  • Eppes, Francis Wayles (TJ’s grandson); education of, at South Carolina College search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with J. W. Baker search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); greetings sent to search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • scuppernong (wine) search
  • steamboats; in Va. search
  • taxes; in Va. search
  • taxes; on land search
  • Virginia; steamboats in search
  • Virginia; taxes in search
  • wine; scuppernong search
  • wine; sent to TJ search