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Marie Jacinthe de Botidoux to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

Ma chere je suis outrée Contre Le Duc je parierois qu’il a tout decouvert à ses Nieces j’ai envoyé encore un bouquet Ce matin Le suisse l a prit pris pour Le porter a Ces dames et Comme Le Comissionaire etoit tout de suite reparti il a Couru après pour Lui dire de faire bien des remerciements...

Marie Jacinthe de Botidoux to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

ne trouvant rien de si maussade que de se facher quand on plaisante, je ne puis te dire Combien je suis desesperée d’avoir en eu Cet air hier soir quoique en verité je ne La fusse pas du tout, seulement, L’idée que Le duc devoit me trouver extremement Libre, d’après La plaisanterie sur Les...

Mr. de Liniers to Thomas Jefferson, [ca. 1789]

Mr de liniers à lhonneur dengager Monsieur de jeffreson a une partie de chesse au poire et au melon aller. il lui sera obligée de vouloir bien rendre reponse par ecrit au commissionnaire.

Unknown to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

Que Je Suis donc heureuse Mademoiselle d’avoir une amie qui dans toutes les marques d’amitié a je cheris plus que tout " Je me Suis laissé imoler pour ce que vous avez de plus chere pouvois je plus vous aimer ne versez point de larmes amere Sur ma destinée voyant l’objet qui a tant Su de vous...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Thomas Mann Randolph (1741–1793), April 1789

Several days have elapsed since I arrived here from my expedition to the mountains, but I have been so much indisposed that I could not with ease proceed immediately to Richmond. I am extremely impatient to set out for New-York where my time would be much more profitably spent, & wish if it...

Caroline Tufton (Barham) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), 2 May 1789

We have been some time past in daily expectation of hearing from you, which indeed has prevented me from writing as we were afraid you had not received our letters, for though we had the satisfaction of knowing you arrived safely in America, yet we should have been much more happy, to have heard...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Lucy Ludwell Paradise, 1 June 1789 [Quote]

I am much indebted to you for your attention to my commission about the books, and am well pleased that those which went above the prices I noted, were not purchased. sensible that I labour grievously under the malady of Bibliomanie, I submit to the rule of buying only at reasonable prices, as to...

Marie Ball to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), 23 June [1789]

I make you my Complts Dear Jefferson Vous avez emportes la pomme aussi Vous est elle bien due—I hard of yr parti fine the other Day at the Palais Royale with the Duke of Dorset & his two nieces—a Gentelman told me he had Seen you & that you remain’d there till it was quite duskish &...

Bridget Hawkins Roper-Curzon to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), 2 July 1789

I received your letter yesterday & tho’ I have very little time tonight I would not omit answering it for the world, least you should have a pretext for not sending me your address in Virginia, & thereby lay me under the necessity of putting a period to our correspondance; before I thank...

Caroline Tufton (Barham) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 7 Aug. 1789]

We are in such confusion ever since nine ’clock this morning, when the Duke decided to go to England tomorrow, which we should have been otherwise glad of, if we had not left you at Paris; the idea of parting with you hurts us more than we can describe, but as we have a great deal to do, we think...

Caroline Tufton (Barham) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), 13 Aug 1789

We arrived here Wednesday night having spent two days at Sir Horace Mann’s near Canterbury, where there was a Cricket Match, the house quite full of company, and very few people we knew, added to being very much tired with our journey, made us very glad to get away, I am sure if you had been...

Caroline Tufton (Barham) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), 2 Sept 1789

It is impossible for me to discribe, how happy I feel at hearing from you, and what ever pleasure I have felt at seeing my friends in England, it has not been equal to the pain of a seperation from you, which if not eternal, is so distant, as to afford me very little hope, but I will no longer...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 6 Sept. 1789 [Quote]

I set out on this ground, which I suppose to be self evident, ‘that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living:’ that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it. the portion occupied by any individual ceases to be his when himself ceases to be, & reverts to the society.