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Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 10 July 1815

Upon my arrival here I found my affairs so deranged in consequence of my not coming up on saturday that It will be necessary for me to return by the head of Rock fish, a neighbor which abounds in distilleries and whiskey drinkers, Nogs & tories. this will place Charlottesville, almost...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 18 Feb. 1816

The fears that you expressed of my having scolded a great deal at your not answering my letter by Brother Jefferson were groundless. I assure you I was not so unreasonable as to expect you to write when you were sick or busy you mention’d in your last letter to Brother that you had heard of Mama...

Margaret Smith Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 25 July 1816

Well my dear Jane, here we are all once more; I arrived in Richmond on the 10th Int not very well, and excessively fatiguid, We determin’d as we were all complaining a little, that it wou’d be best, or safest, to set off immediately for Warren, We arriv’d on Saturday, quite happy, and very much...

Cary Ann Nicholas Smith to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 23 Feb. 1817

Since I find your pleasure or displeasure depends on the time that I received your first letter I will not say when that was. it is sufficient that it has come safe to hand: and I really meant to answer it before this, but I have so procrastinating a disposition that I am good for nothing as a...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 16 Sept. 1817

I suppose you have heard the reason of our coming to this place, as soon as Aunt Randolph tasted the waters a Striblings she was convinced that they were not strong enough to be at all effectual, & she said as we had come so far it would be a pitty to return with out having recieved any...

Margaret Smith Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 4 Oct. 1817

You looked with great anxiety, and some little vexation, I presume, for our Carriage, on its way for CaryAnne. perhaps you may ere this have heard the reason why it did not go. If not; the enclos’d will give it you. It was a sad disappointment to us all, altho, she was certainly very right, the...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, [ca. Dec. 1817?]

My utmost exertions availed me nothing My Dearest Sister in my endeavours to get the “Balance of comfort” to you by breakfast to day, and I am not sure that you will get it before dinner Papa is to carry it over to EgEdgehill and send it to you from there. have you got the 1st vol.? for I dont...

Margaret Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 7 Dec. 1817

I understand you were quite offended at not receiving a letter by Phill this I think was rather unreasonable, our home was then, in the greatest state of confusion, and when at your Uncle Norborn’s we were engaged in company. However, I will promise that he shall not return again without a letter...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 15 Dec. 1817

I am very glad my dear Jane that you opened Miss Goodwin’s letter as you thought it necessary to write yourself to explain the circumstance. my only regret is that I should owe the only letter, I ever received from you to an accident. not having so great an aversion to romance as you profess I...

Margaret Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 18 Dec. 1817

Why do you not write to us? you see with all the bustle, of house arranging, visiting, and receiving visits, I yet can find time to write you a long letter, every week, a striking evidence of the strength of my love for you, Never in my life have I been for the same length of time in such a busy...

Sarah E. Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, [ca. 26 Dec. 1817]

I have been intending to write to you every week since I have been here, but really I have not had time, for all my old schoolmates have been to see me, and what with receiving and returning their visits, I find my time so completely occupied, that I have not been able even to write to John....

Margaret Smith Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 8 Jan. 1818

We have this moment received your second letter to Sarah, and as she is very busy preparing for the Cotillion party of this evening. I am deputed by her to answer them. Parties are going on now with great spirit they have had one every night this week, on Tuesday we had a very handsome one (given...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 28 Jan. 1818

This is the last letter I shall probably write whilst I am in Richmond My Dear sister, & I must write as if for a wager, to be able to finish it in time for the post, I have just reciev’d yours & would not answer it at all but that such favours from you...

Margaret Smith Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 12 Mar. 1818

We have just been made most completely happy by receiving letters from three of our dear Children, Robert, Cary Anne, and you. my dear Jane, Robert, say’s he will in a few days set out on his way home, he will visit Paris, and England on his return, but will make but a short stay at each place,...

Margaret Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 19 Mar. 1818

It is with the most heart felt delight that I congratulate you, on the safety, (and the birth of her son) of your most excellent mother in law. Mrs Davy Randolph, informed me yesterday, that the family thought her in worse health, and worse spirits, than they had ever known her, which gave me...

Margaret Smith Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 21 May 1818

I sent you some Sturgion (I believe three peices) by a Waterman of Coln Randolph’s, which I hope you have received safe, I expect some of the Vinagar will be lost, if so, you must fill it up again, it is a convenient dish, and I expect will keep very will in your cool cellar. As Cary Anne has...

Margaret Smith Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 23 May 1818

I know it to be so delightful to hear from our friends that altho I wrote to you the day before yesterday, I cannot allow Phill to return without a few lines, I can give you no account of Elisabeth R. as the girls were disappointed in making her the visit they intended yesterday. they will go to...

Margaret Smith Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 26 May 1818

I have this moment received your letter from kent, who had been on the look out for Col Randolph’s boat, as I had a box of plumbs, and oranges, and five tongues packed up to send by it. which I hope you may receive in good time. there are two dozen of oranges, you hear from us so regularly, that...

Margaret Smith Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 27–31 May 1818

I am sorry you should think it necessary to write even with a severe head ach, to secure a letter from me, rest saticefied my dear Child, that I will give you a faithful, and accurate account of Sarah’s situation twice a week as long as she is Ill. and when I miss a mail you may be assured that...

Margaret S. Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 17 [June?] 1818

your letter, which I received last Monday; Made me quite happy, I had been in terror, least the disturbance which I knew you would receive from our dear little Patt, would be more than you could bare, I am surpris’d that you should whip her, I think I informed you that whipping, always put her in...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 30 July 1818

I have been so cruelly afflicted with a pain in my face all this week and am so much enfeebled by loss of sleep that I cannot ride as far as Warren for a week to come I have not been confined to the house any day yet all day but when I have been out I have been obliged to skulk from shade to...

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