“I had for a long time a great desire to have a guitar. A lady of our neighborhood was going to the West, and wished to part with her guitar, but she asked so high a price that I never in my dreams aspired to its possession. One morning, on going down to breakfast, I saw the guitar. It had been sent up by Mrs. for us to look at, and grandpapa told me that if I would promise to learn to play on it I should have it. I never shall forget my ecstasies. I was but fourteen years old, and the first wish of my heart was unexpectedly gratified.”
Virginia J. Trist, grand-daughter of Thomas Jefferson
Spoil ALL the grandchildren!
oh hey when you come to Monticello you can see this guitar. I point it out on my tours!!(via lewisiarediviva)