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Caroline Tufton (Barham) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

I begin to think we shall never meet again. I hope you are not much frightened, but I believe we are as safe this part of the Town, if not more so than in most places. I am already quite tired of staying at home, and we cannot even come and see you, I am almost afraid of looking out of the...

Caroline Tufton (Barham) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

you cannot imagine how disappointed we both are at your not being able to come this Evening, I wish your had taken better care of your Cold. pray tell Bothidout that we will send for her at seven o’ Clock to come to us that we may go all together. for I am sure Lady Radnor would not chuse to take...

Caroline Tufton (Barham) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

I am ready to die with laughing at Bothid Botidoux’s note, it was too a clingish a great deal to go and tell Miss Bath, I am sure we shall never hear the last of it. there will be such crying. I will send you her note to morrow morning, or give it you at dinner, as I have not seen the Duke, and I...

Elizabeth Tufton to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

I have got a note from Mde de la Vaupaliere to invite us to dine with her monday that we may walk about with her daughters to see St Cloud—she also says says she shou’d be extremely happy to see you & desires me to say she wou’d send an invitation but I wrote her word I wou’d save her that...

Elizabeth Tufton to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

Tho’ Caroline has written I cannot resist the pleasure of thanking my dear Miss Jefferson for writing to me you can have no idea what pleasure I shall always have in hearing from you, I am almost selfish enough to wish you may not leave Paris so soon as I fear when you get to America surrounded...

Elizabeth Tufton to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

Caroline is playing with Géardine but I write instead of her to intreat you will tell Botidoux it was only a joke of hers ours as the Duke does not wish her to know the contrary. we shall tell the same thing to Mrs Roberts if she asks— at Chapil. d pray do not tell Botidoux whether you know the...

Juliana Annesley (Maxwell) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

“Always the same,” I know you are my Dear Jefferson, forgive me my writing to you in the style I just have—but you do not know me—I only wrote so for fun—But if it is true you do not wish to leave me come and sit by me now—I ennuie myself abominably—I’m crazy— I dont know what I’m about I only...

Marie Ball to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), [ca. 1789]

Abeny has not a moment to Write you a line, therfore I take up the pen to make you My Comts of yr little man. I see my Brother stands a bad chance quoique Vous le trouves Charmant—you Ware I hear the belle of the bal—I am not Surprisd I must tell you that Monsieur Labords ball dont take place...

Elizabeth Tufton to Martha Jefferson (Randolph), 1 Feb 1790

My dear Miss Jefferson cannot conceive how impatient we are to hear of her having had a pleasant passage & being safely arrived in America, we begin to apprehend you have accused us of negligence in not writing last month, you will see by the date of the enclosed that is not the case, it was...

Elizabeth Tufton to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 21 March 1790

On my arrival here, I was most agreeably surprized in receiving a letter from you, for to own the truth I began almost to fear new connexions and friends had entirely obliterated in my dear Mrs Randolph the remembrance of one who not withstanding the distance which seperates us, will always feel...

Bridget Hawkins Roper-Curzon to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 14 Apr 1790

I have expected a letter from My Dear Jefferson, for several months, with the most anxious impatience, but I am resolved to render my conviction subservient to my wishes, and to believe that anything rather than loss of health, or want of affection to your friend, have occasioned your long...

Caroline Tufton (Barham) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 21 Mar. 1791

You cannot imagine my dear Mrs Randolph, how happy I was to hear from you, particularly as it was so long since I had written, that I began to fear you had either you had either never received my letter, or that you had quite forgot me; for though I was very glad to hear you were so happily...

Maria Jefferson (Eppes) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 3 June 1792

Mrs Pine set off this morning to England I staid with her till a day or two before she went and am now with papa and hope to be for some time I expect to go then to mrs Brodeau. I have heard that she is a very agreeable woman and that all her scholars are very fond of her Papa intends to go to...

Lucy Ludwell Paradise to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 20 June 1794

Altho Several years have elapsed, I every day think with pleasure on the happy Moments (for indeed an hour appeared but a Moment) I passed with you and your Amiable Sister at your ever Adorable Fathers house at Paris. At that time I was plunged in the deepest Affliction on several accounts: but...

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...

Ann C. Randolph Bankhead to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 2 Feb. 1810

I am very sorry My Dear Mama That Jefferson has given you so bad an account of Mary & one that she does not deserve at all. it is true she was not as good then as she was before & has been since but I attributed it to their teasing her so much you know what a tease...

David Bailie Warden to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [ca. 15 Jan. 1811]

I had the honour of sending you two Volumes from Baltimore and an engraving of Napoleon to this are of Mrs. Madison I now beg leave to inclose two copies of my translation of Marcus Aurelius which perhaps you have not seen—I returned yesterday from New york—hoping to hear something concerning my...

David Bailie Warden to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 14 April 1811

I take the liberty of informing you that it will give me great pleasure to purchase for you, at Paris, any article you may wish to procure I have been persecuted in a violent manner by gen Armstrong who, contrary to his verbal and written declaration stated, after my departure from Washington...