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Caroline Tufton (Barham) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 21 Mar. 1791

You cannot imagine my dear Mrs Randolph, how happy I was to hear from you, particularly as it was so long since I had written, that I began to fear you had either you had either never received my letter, or that you had quite forgot me; for though I was very glad to hear you were so happily...

Thomas Mann Randolph (1741–93) to Thomas Mann Randolph, 26 Feb 1792

Ben Hughes, I suppose, will write to you by this Opportunity, giving an Acct of your Affairs at Varina, which are distressing as to the Crop, and Stock—not Corn enough for the Use of the Farm, 700 bushels of Wheat not Merchantable & refused by Boyd & Ker, but they have, by my Advice...

Maria Jefferson (Eppes) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 3 June 1792

Mrs Pine set off this morning to England I staid with her till a day or two before she went and am now with papa and hope to be for some time I expect to go then to mrs Brodeau. I have heard that she is a very agreeable woman and that all her scholars are very fond of her Papa intends to go to...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Thomas Mann Randolph, 17 Jan 1793

I find that the payments I have made to you will just about discharge my debt to you on open account and therefore propose that they should be applied to liquidate this instead of being against my first bond. I send you a copy of the account as complete as I can draw it before I see Mr Hughes,...

Richard Randolph’s Letter “To The Public,” 29 Mar. 1793

To the PUBLIC MY character has lately been the subject of much conversation, blackened with the imputation of crimes at which humanity revolts, and which the laws of society have pronounced worthy of condign punishment. The charge against me was spread far and wide before I received the smallest...

Lucy Ludwell Paradise to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 20 June 1794

Altho Several years have elapsed, I every day think with pleasure on the happy Moments (for indeed an hour appeared but a Moment) I passed with you and your Amiable Sister at your ever Adorable Fathers house at Paris. At that time I was plunged in the deepest Affliction on several accounts: but...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph Watkins, 1 Feb. 1796

By the breaking of my carriage the first half mile of the journey I am baulked in my intention of being at Dover today. Counting with great certainty upon being there I have not given any orders to D. Nowling about hiring negroes for my Brother John. I wish little Joe and Abraham to be hired for...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph Watkins, 31 Mar. 1797

I am going up to Richmond tomorrow with my children to be inoculated. I shall take lodgings somewhere and stay with them myself till they are safe through as Mrs Randolph cannot be with them on account of the age of the youngest, being just about teething. If Mrs Watkins & yourself will...

Maria Jefferson Eppes to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 1 Apr. 1798

I must again write to you my Dear Sister tho’ a painful doubt has sometimes arrisen, whether, or not, it is agreeable to you; & as much as I have endeavor endeavour’d to find reasons for your silence I can imagine none that could for so long a time, have occasion’d it. I was sorry to hear...

Marie Jacinthe de Botidoux to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 21 June [1801]

il faut t’aimer autant que je Le fais Chere jefferson pour avoir encore Le Courage de t’Ecrire apres 10 ans de silence de ta part C’est ma foiblesse Mais Enfin tu Es Ma premiere amie Et toujours Celle que j’aime Le mieux Malgré ta paresse Extraordinaire. je suis Devenue bien paresseusse aussi...

Madame de Salimbeni to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 15 Mar. 1800

il y a aujourdhui trois ans ma chere jef que je pris place dans le Stage de Wilmington pour me rendre auprès de toi. o tems bien heureux que je le regrette. oui ma chere amie je puis te jurer que les 2 mois que je passais a Varina peuvent etre mis au nombre des peu de tems que moments que j’ai...