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Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 30 May 1830

As I have prevented Virginia from writing, Dear Sister, I must write to you myself in spite of the drowsy & stupid feelings which oppress me mama will I believe write very soon to Mrs Coolidge; she has been staying with Mrs H. Smith in the country & was there when Mrs C.s letter arrived;...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Elizabeth Bulfinch Coolidge, 1 June 1830

I received your letter on my return from the country where I had been to spend a few days, and should have answered it immediately, but for a severe indisposition, the effect of cold, which confined me many days to my bed, and from which even now I am but imperfectly recovered. This must excuse...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 6 June 1830

I have been intending all the afternoon to write to you, dearest mother, but it is now past six and I am just beginning my letter; the children have been so much on my hands that I have found it impossible to get rid of them long enough to carry my intention into effect, so if I do not fill my...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 15 Oct. 1830

It is so long since I have written to any of you, dearest Virginia, that I am in debt to you all, and considering you as the eldest of the family, (married women being always older than single,) I shall begin address my first letter to you. Mama is absent on a visit to her friend Mrs Barrell at...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Joseph Coolidge, 15 Dec. 1830

I have written the letter of introduction for Mr Sparks & enclosed it to him in N. York as you desired, and as I had some sins of negligence unatoned towards the good lady, I wrote her another long explanatory & conciliatory letter to procure ...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 1 Apr. 1831

Your interest in dear George will make you anxious to learn the important event that has taken place in his short history Jefferson saw John Nicholas in Baltimore who is going out in the John Adams upon a cruise of 3 years, to the mediterrannean, Constantinople & &. he pressed upon him...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 10 May 1831

We received a letter from George yesterday, my dear sister, dated the 6th as he finished it they were just anchoring in sight of cape Henry & I suppose sailed fairly the next day. George had just got a sprain some days before & although he says it was getting well I am afraid it was bad...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 21 June 1831

I am ashamed to have kept your letter 3 weeks unanswered dearest Ellen but it requires some time for me to get settled and to learn to do any thing in a family of such unweildy dimensions and where 6 of them are small enough with Jane’s management or rather want of management to cry & make a...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 29 June 1831

I have been prevented from writing to you, my dear sister, by mama’s intention of doing the same thing, & she was prevented by the accident of visitors coming in several times just as she had begun her letter; this was the reason you did not hear from us...

George Wythe Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 26 July 1831

I take this opportunity to write to you as there is a boat going up to Smyrna to morrow but you must excuse the bad writing as I am sitting at a table with four of the other Midshipmen, and I am writing by candle light; I wrote to Mother at Smyrna where we only remained a day or two, for it is...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 28 Aug. 1831

This cool day, so much like autumn, makes me feel that the time is approaching when we shall return to Washington. Mary & Septimia & myself will probably leave here about the middle of october; we shall meet Ellen & Willie in Fredricksburg & perhaps shall have one of Virginia’s...