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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...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Rev. James Madison, 19 July 1788 [Quote]

I have often seen a leg of the bow below my level. my situation at Monticello admitted this, because there is a mountain there in the opposite direction of the afternoon’s sun, the valley between which & Monticello is 500 feet deep. I have seen a leg of a rainbow plunge down on the river...

Juliana Annesley (Maxwell) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1788]

After a sick passage of 8 hours, I am at last with a heavy heart arrived at Dover, very much fatigued & low spirited; I set out early tomorrow morning on my route to London where I hope to arrive in the same evening. I staid 3 days with my Aunt at Tournay & embarked this morning at 12 o...

Bridget Hawkins Roper-Curzon to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

The punctuality with which you have executed my little commissions, has a claim on my warmest acknowledgments—the cloak & etc you have sent me, is the most beautiful thing of the kind I ever recollect to have seen—I will trouble you to forward the enclosed to Mlle Bertrand, which contains a...

Bridget Hawkins Roper-Curzon to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

Botidoux informs me My Dear Girl, that you have left Panthemont, I do not remember whether your partiality for the Convent was too great to admit of congratulatory, compts or not, there fore shall conceive your sentiments to be similar to my own & wish you joy de bien bon coeur. I hope the...

Bridget Hawkins Roper-Curzon to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

I will not give you an opportunity of retaliating upon me, my Dear Jefferson and therefore answer your polite letter immediately—you again express a wish to execute my little commissions, if you will be—rather more punctual, I will trouble to give the enclosed to Mde Devillier, as I imagine her...

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

Your letter which I received by Mr Stone gave me the most sincere pleasure, and I am rejoiced to think I shall hear from you more frequently, as it will in some measure make amends from a seperation, the thoughts of which will ever give me pain, and I still am foolish enough to believe we shall...

Gabrielle d’Haraucourt to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

jai véritablement une grande obligation au perce oreille ma chére petitte amie qui ma procurée le plaisir de recevoir de tes nouvélles. Sans lui je crois à te parler vraie que jaurois été long tems Sans en apprendre. Il S’en faut bien que jaye pour toi la même indifférence, et je peux tassurer du...