Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Martha Jefferson (Randolph)

with respect to the distribution of your time the following is what I should approve.

from 8. to 10 o’clock practise music.

from 10. to 1. dance one day & draw another.

from 1. to 2. draw on the day you dance, and write a letter next day.

from 3. to 4. read French.

from 4. to 5. exercise yourself in music.

from 5. till bedtime read English, write Etc.

RC (Privately owned). Published in PTJ, 6:359–61.