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Bridget Hawkins (Roper-Curzon) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1788]

Abscence my Dr Jef certainly enhances the value of those we love & makes us more anxious for their welfare—since I left Paris I do not remember anything to have afforded me so much real satisfaction as your last letter—I began to be very uneasy at your long silence fearing it might be...

Bridget Hawkins (Roper-Curzon) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1788]

Il mia cara sorella spero che portate béne—surprised really astonished at my own cleverness, you must give me credit my Dr Jef for half a hundred good things I could have said, or more properly speaking wrote in this letter, had I not treasured up all the wit I am mistress of, in one corner of my...

Bridget Hawkins (Roper-Curzon) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1788]

I am really quite ashamed to think that I have received your letter above ten days & have not as yet made you the least answer, but I rely on your goodness for pardon, I assure you my silence did not proceed from neglect; but from want of time & paresse. I cannot be so charitable as you,...

Bridget Hawkins (Roper-Curzon) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1788]

I cannot let pass this opportunity my Dr Jef without just writing you a few lines to hope you are well as I am at present—n’est pas une phraze bien tournée—spirituelle surtout—I recollect you would not believe that now & then people advertize for a wife, to prove the veracity of—I can’t get...

Extract from Lafayette to George Washington, 1 Jan. 1788 [Quote]

I am More and More pleased with Mr jefferson. His abilities, His Virtues, His temper, Every thing of Him Commands Respect and Attracts Attention. He Enjoys Universal Regard, and does the Affairs of America to perfection it is the Happiest choice that Could Be Made.

Unknown to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), 9 Jan. 1788

Je te prie de recevoir chere jef bien-aimée amie ce petit present je voudrois que ce fût par la main des Graces qu’il tu te fut presenté mais ce ne sont que celles de l’amitié puisse-t-il te faire autant de plaisir que s’il si tu l’eut reçu—par les premieres

Bridget Hawkins (Roper-Curzon) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), 6 May [1788]

I have taken the liberty of sending you my name & place of abode, imagining they might be both necessary, before you could fulfil the promise you made me some time ago to writing me a letter in French of six pages—as most probably you must have forgot both e’er this. Hoping you will excuse...

Bridget Hawkins (Roper-Curzon) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [19 May 1788]

O is it really true that my Dr Jefferson dictated the paragraph in my friend Botidoux’s letter—that when you had time, you might acknowledge the receipt of my last letters. I flatter myself still that you are not quite so indifferent to your friend as to send her such a message, were it not at...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 27 May 1788 [Quote]

there are two amendments only which I am anxious for. 1. a bill of rights, which it is so much the interest of all to have ... the 2d amendment which appears to me essential is the restoring the principle of necessary rotation, particularly to the Senate & Presidency: but most of all to the...