Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Caspar Wistar, 24 September 1807

Monticello Sep. 24. 07

Dear Sir

I am much indebted for your favor of the 4th. & for the information & kind offers of attention to my grandson. it was much the wish both of mr Randolph & myself that he should have gone this autumn to Philadelphia, & it had been decided on. but mr Ogilvie, his present tutor has been so earnest in his desires to keep him another year that it has been consented to, in the expectation that he will, in the course of it, so improve his foundation in Latin & French (which are not sufficient) that he will be able to profit more then from the lectures in Philadelphia. we defer therefore till this time twelvemonth to avail ourselves of your kind services to our pupil. I am particularly thankful for the having procured him a birth at mr Peale’s where I shall consider his morals as so secured, and his emploiment at leisure times so peculiarly advantageous. I write to him now to inform him of the postponement of our plan. I salute you with great friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

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