Jupiter (Evans?)

Portrait by Artist to Come

QUICK FACTS
BORN:
1743 at Shadwell Plantation, Albemarle County, Virginia
  DIED:
1800 at Monticello, Albemarle County, Virginia

Slave of Thomas Jefferson. Both born in 1743, they grew up together. Portrait to come.

 

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Jefferson biographers express astonishment that the apprenticeship with Wythe lasted five full years, 1762 - 67, at a time when almost no one studied law for more than two. Patrick Henry studied not more than six weeks, or so at least he told Jefferson, and Wythe for one was so convinced of the inadequacy of Henry’s training he refused to sign his license. Jefferson’s years under Wythe, years of virtually uninterrupted reading, not only in the law but also in ancient classics, English literature, and general political philosophy, were not so much an apprenticeship for law as an apprenticeship for greatness.

Fawn M. Brodie
Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History (1974)