Extract from Memoirs of a Monticello Slave

Mr. Jefferson was a tall strait-bodied man as ever you see, right square-shouldered: Nary a man in this town walked so straight as my old master: neat a built man as ever was seen in Vaginny, I reckon or any place—a straight-up man: long face, high nose.

MS (ViU). Published in Rayford W. Logan, ed., Memoirs of a Monticello Slave, as Dictated to Charles Campbell in the 1840’s by Isaac, one of Thomas Jefferson’s Slaves (Charlottesville, 1951), 21.
Charles Campbell
Isaac Jefferson
Date Range
January 1, 1847 to December 31, 1847
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson