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Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 19 Aug. 1828

It is late in the morning of Tuesday, dearest mother, and I should not attempt to write, as I dislike so much to be hurried in writing to you, but having in my last mentioned Ellen’s illness I thought you might be anxious to hear again. she is very much better, but still pale & thin; I...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 3–4 Sept. 1828

I wrote to Mary only yesterday my dearest Virginia, but as I have half an hour this morning, & Cornelia comes next in the regular turn, I shall put you to the expense of an extra eighteen-pence, in order to reply to yours of the 27th Aug. which I have just received. I feel the more inclined...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 28 Oct. 1828

I have been most anxiously expecting a letter for some time past, my dear mother, that I might hear something more of this appointment of Nicholas’s. Burwell wrote me that Mr Clay had named him to a place worth $ 1600. a year, but from you I have heard not one word, and know not how to account...

Joseph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 29 Dec. 1828

At 8 oClock this morning, (Decr 29,) Ellen gave me a Son!—They, the mother and child, are both perfectly well: her troubles were not quite so speedily over as in the case of Bess, but they did not last long (not half an hour,) and were not of a very distressing kind: She has been well through the...

Joseph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [1 Jan. 1829]

I doubt not your anxiety to hear from our new comer will make a letter welcome altho. it dates but two days after the one announcing his first arrival: Ellen is quite well, and her infant—although he did make his appearance three weeks too soon is thriving—being what mrs Christian calls “an...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, [ca. 1829]

I was just preparing to answer a letter from Joseph which to my infinite regret arrived a week after Susan had left us when I received yours announcing poor old Mrs Coolidge’s death. few, perhaps I may say none, who had seen so little of her as I did, will regret her more sincerely. on her own...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Joseph Coolidge, 25 Jan. 1829

Your letters are always most welcome dear Joseph whether “two days” or two months should have intervened between them. they do not require the additional recommendation of containing a bulletin of the new comer and his dear mother’s health grateful as that must allways be to me, to make them very...

Joseph Coolidge to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 10 Feb. [1829]

The Trustees of the Atheneum understanding from me that a large collection of pamphlets existed at Monticello, belonging to Mr Jefferson, have desired me to inquire what you proposed to do with them; And, if for sale, what is their value. I ventured to tell them that I presumed they would be sent...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 13 Mar. 1829

I sometimes fear, dearest Virginia, that you will all imagine, that I have become perfectly stupid, such miserable trash do I send you once in two weeks, to let you see that I am alive, & well in bodily health at least, my letters are written under such disadvantages that nothing but a...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, [ca. 28 May 1829]

It is a long time dearest Ellen since I wrote to you, or have written regularly; and I so seldom write to any one else, that although the list of my correspondents is an appalling one if they were at all particular with me yet they are mostly indulgent kind friends glad to hear from me when I can...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 21–24 June 1829

I take so little note of time, my dearest mother, even by it’s loss, that I do not know exactly when I last wrote to any of you, but it seems to me more than a fortnight, and perhaps you are beginning to be surprised at my silence. I have been very busy getting the little girls ready to go into...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 21 July 1829

It is long since I heard from you, my own dear Virginia, but still longer since I have written to you, and I have no right to complain of, however I may regret, your silence. I know what the trouble of children is, and do not wonder at your making what I am fain to call you, after Mr Matthews, “a...

Mary J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 23 Aug. 1829

it seems a long time since we have heard from you my dearest sister, and I believe that we on our parts have not been very regular in writing to you of late. I spent the week before the last, which is now just ended, in Charlottesville with Cornelia and she I think wrote you from there. she is...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 31 Aug. 1829

I have only time to write you a line dear Ellen, to tell you the news. Jefferson has a son at last, born on the mor at two oclock in the morning of the 29. Jane suffered less than common at the time but complained more of weakness, afterwards. to day the third day, she has a good deal of fever....

Mary J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 25 Oct. 1829

I hope you have not been made uneasy my dear sister, by not hearing from us as often as usual, I did intend to have written a week ago but was constantly busy & for nearly a week past I have been paying leave taking visits to all my friends and acquaintances in the neighbourhood. tuesday we...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 1 Nov. 1829

I scarcely know where to direct this letter, my dear Virginia, so uncertain am I as to the movements of my family. I should feel uneasy at not hearing from you, did I not know that in the bustle of a removal there is little time for writing. Mama, I hope, is in Washington; the 16 of October, here...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 7 Feb. 1830

I have been very remiss in not answering sooner, your very welcome letter, which arrived safe with it’s valuable enclosure. I am greatly obliged by the exertions you made to procure the money for me. it is of a piece with your whole conduct to me, My dear Son. the first equipment occasioned a...