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Alexander Garrett to Evelina Bolling Garrett, 4 July 1826

Mr Jefferson is no more, he breathed his last 10 minutes before 1 Oclock today allmost without a struggle. no one here but Col. Carr & myself, both of us ignorant of shrouding, neither never having done it, ourselves or seen it done, we have done the best we could, and I hope all is right....

Henry H. Worthington to Reuben B. Hicks, 5 July 1826

Your favour of the 31st of May last should have been acknowledged before this but for the presure of my studies. I have had more to do here of late than during any other part of the session. Most of the proffessors intending to go to the springs this summer & wishing to make up the time...

Andrew K. Smith's Account of the Funeral of Thomas Jefferson, 6 July 1826

Jefferson. Mr. Andrew K. Smith, of the General Land Office, having noticed the death of Col. Thomas Jefferson Randolph, of Virginia, sends the Washington Republican the following interesting personal remembrances of the deceased and of Jefferson. They constitute a valuable contribution to the...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to James Madison, 8 July 1826

Dr Dunglison is the bearer of a cane a legacy left you by my dear grandfather, as a token of that intimate friendship which had so long existed between you. The Dr can give you more fully than I could do in a letter any details interesting to a friend, which you might desire to hear. May I ask...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Dabney S. Carr, 11 July 1826

Will you desire Lewis to send me a coat, thin black waistcoat (I have a thick one) a pair of thin and another thick pantaloons, all black. likewise a suit of mourning for Trist by measure enclosed. The most awkward part of the commission to yourself will be standing security untill pay day. tell...

James Madison to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 14 July 1826

I received by the last mail yours of the 8th inst: The Article bequeathed to me by your Grandfather, had been delivered by Dr Dunglison, and received with all the feelings due to such a token of the place I held in the friendship of one, whom I so much revered & loved, when living, and whose...

Edward Everett to Peter S. Du Ponceau, 22 July 1826

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has received, with great sensibility, the communication of the 11th inst. made by you, on behalf of the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia, upon the occasion of the decease of our late venerable associate, John Adams. The Fellows of the Academy...

John Quincy Adams to Peter S. Du Ponceau, 26 July 1826

Your very obliging Letter of the 11th instt enclosing the proceedings and Resolutions of the American Philosophical Society, on the occasion of the decease of their venerated associates Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, have been received and by me communicated to the members of the family of the...

Lydia Huntley Sigourney to Martha Jefferson Randolph, Aug. 1826

If it would not be deemed presumption in one of the multitude who has shared the hospitality of Monticello, to express deep sympathy in the afflictions of that house, permit me to offer you a few thoughts occasioned by that event which has wrapt a nation in mourning. That the same devoted filial...

Extract from William Short to John H. Cocke, 12 Aug. 1826 [Quote]

... that death which leaves a deep impression, is my venerable friend’s of Monticello – Although prepared for it from his age & infirmities, yet I was most sensible to the shock when it did arrive – This indeed I now consider as one of those struggles of nature against...

Thomas Mann Randolph to David Hosack, 13 Aug. 1826

I return you very sincere assurances of gratefull feeling for your manner of communicating the condolence of the New York Historical Society with the family of Thomas Jefferson upon the event of his death. You will find their answer inclosed. He would probably have lived ten years longer if he...

Lafayette to Robert B. Taylor, 21 Aug. 1826

By the time when mr Hall is Returned to Norfolk, we shall Approach the Anniversary day of a Celebration which Has Been Marked With Numberless tokens of kindness to me and with My Very particular obligations to You, my dear general. Nor Can I forget the Reception, So flattering and Affectionate,...

John Forsyth to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 5 Dec. 1826

You will do me a favor if you will inform me what will be the terms of the intended sale of the negroes belonging to Mr Jefferson’s Estate. Are they to be sold in family’s or individually. If the Executor is authorised & willing to part with 50. or all the negroes by private sale on what...

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