Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Cooper to Thomas Jefferson, 30 June 1821

From Thomas Cooper

S. Car. College. June 30 1821

Dr sir

I have the pleasure to inform you that Mr Eppes passed his examination with credit to himself, and satisfaction to the faculty, & to the Trustees who were present. I have no doubt that his next year will be spent profitably, as I clearly perceive a spirit of literary emulation among the young men here of all Classes. His talents are certainly above par, and his industry induces me to hope & expect much from him. I remain as ever Your friend and servant.

Thomas Cooper

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Montecello Virginia”; endorsed by TJ as received 8 Aug. 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

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  • Cooper, Thomas (1759–1839); letters from search
  • Cooper, Thomas (1759–1839); professor at South Carolina College search
  • Eppes, Francis Wayles (TJ’s grandson); TJ’s relationship with search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with grandchildren search
  • South Carolina College (later University of South Carolina); and F. W. Eppes search
  • South Carolina College (later University of South Carolina); trustees of search