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Sarah N. Randolph to Cornelia J. Randolph, 7 December 1865

Your letter was received not quite a fortnight ago. We had been wondering that you did not write, as you had said in your letter to sister Ellen that you were going to write and you had never answered my letter sent you by Algernon last summer. It is no wish of ours that our intercourse should...

Will of George Wythe Randolph , 14 Dec. 1866

I George W Randolph of the State of Virginia do make & publish this as my last Will hereby revoking all former Wills made by me at any time, 1st I wish my just debts paid 2nd I give to my wife for life the silver plate given me by my brother Jefferson and my sister Mrs Coolidge and at her...

Henry S. Randall to James Parton, 1 June 1868

The D “Dusky Sally story—the story that Mr Jefferson kept one of his slaves (Sally Hemmings) as his mistress & had children by her, was once extensively believed by respectable men, & I believe both John Quincy Adams & our own Bryant sounded their poetical lyres on this very poetical...

Will of Cornelia J. Randolph, 10 Nov. 1869

I Cornelia Jefferson Randolph, being of sound and disposing mind, do make, publish & declare this to be my last will and testament, writing the same wholly with my own hand. 1st My just debts, if I leave any, are to be paid. 2nd All my property of any & every kind, real, personal or mixed...

Sarah N. Randolph to Robert Coulton Davis, 31 Aug. 1877

Your note of the 17th was duly received and incessant occupation must be my excuse for not answering it sooner. There is not one of Mrs Jefferson’s numerous descendents who has a paper bearing the stroke of her pen. The nearest thing to it is the label on a paper containing a golden curl from the...

Sarah N. Randolph to Robert Coulton Davis, 5 Sept. 1877

Your letter of the 3d was received to-day and I hasten to write and thank you for sending me the enclosed slips containing a copy of my great-grandmothers letter. I am afraid from Mrs Smith’s letter that neither “love nor money” could ever get the original from her for you. There is just a bare...

Virginia J. Randolph Trist to Virginia Randolph Burke, 1 Mar. [ca. 1880]

You have been sadly neglected my darling children, since Poor Harry’s illness. We felt so anxious & unhappy about him that no one had the heart to write. Now he is improving steadily & sent his love to every body in his mother’s last letter. She is charmed with the whole family of Jone’s,...

Martha J. Trist Burke’s “Relics from ‘Monticello,’” 9 Aug. 1888

Relics from “Monticello” 1st The old french clock supported between black marble Obelisks. This clock was brought from France by Thomas Jefferson, and stood always near the head of his bed on a wooden bracket which is at Edgehill. When the sale of Mr Jefferson’s personal property took place at ...