John Wayles Eppes to Unknown
I have the honour to transmit to you the enclosed letters—I have no personal acquaintance with the young gentleman in whose favour they are written. The gentlemen who have interested themselves for him are all men of reputation and worth. Mr Stephenson is Speaker of the Legislature of Virginia—Mr Cabbell a Judge of the Court of appeals—Mr Brokenbrough President of the Virginia Bank—I am intimately acquainted with them and feel a perfect conviction that the young that gentleman must deserve their support and could not have obtained it on any other principle. His Father was among the most active in 1798 and 1799 in mantaining the principles of Freedom brought into Jeopardy by the mad projects of Adams & his followers.