In this video post, Thomas Jefferson offers some sage advice to his 15 year old nephew. View it here.
To Peter Carr, 1785, 4731
Patrick Lee’s Explanation
There is none needed on the subject matter.
Peter Carr (1770-1815) was the 4th of six children and the 1st son born to Dabney Carr and Thomas Jefferson’s sister, Martha. Dabney Carr was Jefferson’s best friend. Carr died in 1773, at age 30, and was buried near a hilltop that would become Monticello. That burial spot became the cemetery for the Jefferson family and remains to this day.
Jefferson took an active role in helping his widowed sister raise her children.