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John Wayles Eppes to Caesar A. Rodney, 11 Jan. 1819

Your letter was received this morning. You must certainly be mistaken when you state having loaned me many years since at Washington a Book on neutral rights—I have no such book in my library at home and have never either seen or read the work you mention—although not very particular in other...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Richard Anderson, 11 Jan. 1829

A difficulty having been raised in the payment to me of a sum of between $26 & 2700 which I had been lead to to expect with perfect certainty to day and this difficulty as I believe raised with a view to extort from me an usurious deduction I am unable to pay in full my note of $5000 due at...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Richard Anderson, (ca. 1 July 1829)

A requisition was made on me by your board some short time since to pay on the 5th of July next $2000 of the debt which I owe to your bank on acct of my fathers and grand fathers estates. In consequence of the bonds for the sale of the property falling due on the first of January next and the...

Tench Ringgold: Recommendation of Peter Marks, 27 Aug. 1831

The bearer hereof Peter Marks a coloured man late the property of James Monroe deceased late President of the United States has been liberated & set free by at Mr Monroes dying request by his executor Samuel L Gouverneur of the City of New York & by Mrs E K Hay one of Mr Monroes daughters...

George Wythe Randolph to Derby & Jackson, 27 Nov. 1857

I have received your letter of the 25th inst: addressed to “The Honble Geo: W Randolph” and requesting permission to publish in your circular my letter of July 3rd to Mr Randall. You probably mistake me for my elder brother who edited the correspondence of Mr Jefferson and was in public life at...

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...

Elizabeth Marks Bedford to Eleanor E. Wright, 17 Dec. 1914

I am sending you the Papers in reference to my Mother and Father as I told you I would I have been very sick for the last six weeks or I would of sent them sooner Hopeing you may be successfull in placing them and the articles I gave you where they will be taken care of