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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...

Maria Jefferson Eppes to John Wayles Eppes, 25 Nov. [1802]

I have only time to write a line to you My dearest husband, the incessant round of company we are in scarcely allowing time to dress to recieve them. I am at this moment writing whilst waiting for a gown to be smooth’d, tho the drawing room is full of ladys. your dear son bore the journey tho a...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Peter Carr, 24 Dec. 1802

As I could not be with you to read to you what I had written I leave it for you. My conversation with gentlemen here has made me think lighter of those infamous stories than I did: therefore I have not sent it to the Gazette as I intended: it being necessary to put my name to a paragraph such as...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Catherine Wistar Bache, 21 Apr. 1803

A thousand thanks My Dear Mrs Bache for your very friendly letter, and I am equally obliged to you for the friendly construction you were so good as to put upon my apparent neglect of it—it found me the second day after my arrival at this place, in the midst of unpacking opening arranging and all...

Maria Jefferson Eppes to John Wayles Eppes, 10 Dec. [1803]

I was so hurried in writing my last to you My best beloved husband that I did not even think of asking you to let me know if the pain in your tooth had been effectually relieved by craming you suffer’d so much with it at Monticello that I have thought a great deal of it since & tho much...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Mary House Gilmer, [ca. 1804–1825]

Thos M. Randolph presents his most respectfull compliments to Mrs P. R. Gilmer. In compliance with a promise to Mr Gilmer made this moment he informs her that Mr G. has set out from Edgehill for Richmond with an intention to go a few miles this evening so as to be sure of geting in tomorrow. He...

Maria Jefferson Eppes to John Wayles Eppes, 21 Jan. [1804]

I had a letter last week from your dear Mother & from one from brother Jerman acquainting me with the birth of another Grandson & Bollings good health & in the first a request from your father to procure him some Umbrella trees, I shall be very much obliged to you if you will answer...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Peachy R. Gilmer, 11 May 1804

I have just received your favor of 10th inst and return my most cordial thanks for the friendly sentiments which dictated it. I am not in the least surprized at the information it contains “that Hope was relating my conduct towards him much to my prejudice”: the violation of truth is the least...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Peachy R. Gilmer, 13 Oct. 1804

With the keenest sorrow I communicate to you the following words from a letter of the Pres. of October 9th “The situation of his family is to be deplored indeed; and I am afraid they will expect what the public mind will not admitt.” Will you be kind enough to send me a list of H. B. Trists books...

Will of Hastings Marks, 16 Dec. 1805

I Hasting Marks of Louisa County do hereby make and declare This my last will and testament in manner following that is to say first it is my desire that all my just debts should be paid out of my estate. secondly, I give and bequeath all my estate both real and personal that remain after paying...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Peachy R. Gilmer, 17 Feb. 1806

Accept my most sincere thanks for the trouble you have taken in the business with Key. I return the paper signed. It gives two credits to J. & W. Key on their bond presented by you for me with exact dates & amounts and one unascertaind at the time as to either; meaning as much of James...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Elizabeth Trist, [ca. 1 Oct.–31 Dec. 1807]

This will be delivered to you My Dearest Friend by Mr. Robertson a young gentleman of uncommon merit and abilities. he is going to reside amongst you in a public capacity and where there is so much bad will be a comfort to your honest republican heart. I did not know untill late in the evening...

John Wayles Eppes to [Robert?] Smith, 9 Feb. 1808

Jno W Eppes with his respects forwards to Mr Smith the enclosed letter—Mr Thweatt the writer being nearly connected with me, I forbear to say any thing on his worth, or the weight which ought to be attatched to his opinions—On this subject I refer you to Colo:...

Will of Randolph Jefferson, 28 May 1808

I Randolph Jefferson of Buckingham county in virginia being in sound health, do make the following testamentary disposition of my estate.— I Give all the negroes which I shall own at the time of my death to be equally divided between my five sons Thomas, Robert Lewis, Field, Randolph & ...

Elizabeth Trist to Mary House Gilmer, 1 Sept. 1808

I have been with Mrs Monroe and Eliza ten days Harriet is with Mrs Divers unless she has is at Ridgway with Lucy as she meditated a visit there in a few days when I parted with her 12 days since, hearing that Lucy was at Farmington I summon’d up resolution to ride there on Horse back but...

Nicholas P. Trist to Elizabeth Trist, 11 Dec. 1808

I have been made extremely happy by receiving your kind letter. Brother and I go to school to Mr Debecour. and at eight O clock every morning we go to Mr Digraises to take our Danscing lessons. It was my Mothers intention to place us under the care of Parson Chase, who promised to take us for...

Elizabeth Trist to Mr. Kelly, 27 Mar. 1809

I may have acted improperly in the request I made to you Mr Randolph being the only person authorised to transact any business relating to my in this country and thro him the application shou’d have certainly...