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

you cannot imagine how disappointed we both are at your not being able to come this Evening, I wish your had taken better care of your Cold. pray tell Bothidout that we will send for her at seven o’ Clock to come to us that we may go all together. for I am sure Lady Radnor would not chuse to take...

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

I am ready to die with laughing at Bothid Botidoux’s note, it was too a clingish a great deal to go and tell Miss Bath, I am sure we shall never hear the last of it. there will be such crying. I will send you her note to morrow morning, or give it you at dinner, as I have not seen the Duke, and I...

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

I have got a note from Mde de la Vaupaliere to invite us to dine with her monday that we may walk about with her daughters to see St Cloud—she also says says she shou’d be extremely happy to see you & desires me to say she wou’d send an invitation but I wrote her word I wou’d save her that...

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

Tho’ Caroline has written I cannot resist the pleasure of thanking my dear Miss Jefferson for writing to me you can have no idea what pleasure I shall always have in hearing from you, I am almost selfish enough to wish you may not leave Paris so soon as I fear when you get to America surrounded...

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

Caroline is playing with Géardine but I write instead of her to intreat you will tell Botidoux it was only a joke of hers ours as the Duke does not wish her to know the contrary. we shall tell the same thing to Mrs Roberts if she asks— at Chapil. d pray do not tell Botidoux whether you know the...

Juliana Annesley (Maxwell) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

“Always the same,” I know you are my Dear Jefferson, forgive me my writing to you in the style I just have—but you do not know me—I only wrote so for fun—But if it is true you do not wish to leave me come and sit by me now—I ennuie myself abominably—I’m crazy— I dont know what I’m about I only...

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

Abeny has not a moment to Write you a line, therfore I take up the pen to make you My Comts of yr little man. I see my Brother stands a bad chance quoique Vous le trouves Charmant—you Ware I hear the belle of the bal—I am not Surprisd I must tell you that Monsieur Labords ball dont take place...

Elizabeth Tufton to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), 1 Feb 1790

My dear Miss Jefferson cannot conceive how impatient we are to hear of her having had a pleasant passage & being safely arrived in America, we begin to apprehend you have accused us of negligence in not writing last month, you will see by the date of the enclosed that is not the case, it was...

Elizabeth Tufton to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 21 March 1790

On my arrival here, I was most agreeably surprized in receiving a letter from you, for to own the truth I began almost to fear new connexions and friends had entirely obliterated in my dear Mrs Randolph the remembrance of one who not withstanding the distance which seperates us, will always feel...

Bridget Hawkins Roper-Curzon to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 14 Apr 1790

I have expected a letter from My Dear Jefferson, for several months, with the most anxious impatience, but I am resolved to render my conviction subservient to my wishes, and to believe that anything rather than loss of health, or want of affection to your friend, have occasioned your long...

Extract from the Journal of William Maclay, 24 May 1790 [Quote]

Jefferson is a slender man; has rather the air of stiffness in his manner; his clothes seem too small for him; he sits in a lounging manner, on one hip commonly, and with one of his shoulders elevated much above the other; his face has a sunny aspect; his whole figure has a loose, shackling air....