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Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 30 Mar. [1814]

A slight indisposition which serves as an excuse for me to withdraw from the hurry and bustle in which I live, for the short space of a few hours, gives me an opportunity to write to you; the dinner bell is ringing but I have obtained leave to dine in my own room, and the time which would...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 24 Apr. 1814

After a fortnights silence my dear mother I have taken up my pen to address you & my letter go by the very stage in which I expected to have gone up myself; I am beginning to get weary of Richmond, or rather of the dissipated life I lead at present, I have never a moment to employ in ...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 5 Jan. 1816

Phill is just leaving town my dearest Mother and I detain him a few moments untill I can write f a few lines to let you know that we arrived safe last evening. the first days journey was a very disagreable one, the roads rough and the carriage a very uneasy, one at Goochland Court, house where we...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 22 Jan. 1816

I arrived here yesterday morning after a most disagreable & fatiguing journey. We left Richmond friday morning at four o clock, and reached Fredericksburg at eleven o clock at night, having travelled sixteen miles after dark, the roads dreadfull. the second day’s journey was only fifty miles...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 7 Feb. [1816?]

You will percieve my dear mother that the enclosed letters were written, to send by Mr Carr; he has been leaving Washington every day for more than a week and I was so foolish as to keep my letters for him instead of sending them by the post. I am afraid not hearing from me for such a length of...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [Apr. 1816]

I cannot help feeling very uneasy at not hearing from you my dearest Mother. I have recieved but one letter from home since I left Washington and that was written by Virginia before you knew of my intention to visit Philadelphia. I am as you may suppose delighted with this city. I have recieved...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [Apr. 1816]

I cannot express to you my dearest Mother the delight your letter gave me. I had not heard from you for such a length of time that my spirits were beginning to fail and I was preparing with a heavy heart for a splendid party at Mr Lisle’s to night when your welcome packet arrived and dissipated...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 6 Apr. [1816]

I arrived here the day before yesterday after a pleasant journey in the steam boat and met with a most hospitable reception from Mr & Mrs Bache. as I have not time to put you “au fait des choses” I will merely tell you that Mrs Bache is a charming woman and that I have met with the most...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 1 May [1816]

I am so far on my return home and most sincerely do I wish that it were in my power to go directly on; but alas! I am a woman and must have a protector; if my brother will come for me I am whilling and anxious to be at Monticello before the Season be far advanced. when I arrived here I found my...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 12 May 1816

I wrote to you ten days ago my dearest Mother to tell you how anxious I was to return to you again—this fine month is wearing away in the smoke and dust of the city and in spite of the kind attentions of Mr & Mrs Smith my time passes heavily—I am always counting the months which have elapsed...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 28 Jan. 1818

I received your letter of the 19th only this morning, but as I have written regularly without waiting for answers, you have not been a sufferer by this delay, and as Papa got down day before yesterday, I knew that you were all in good health—I am truly sorry for V.s disappointment, and I regret...

Nicholas P. Trist to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 18 Sept. 1818

The probability of an absence of some length, from Albemarle, has induced me, Dear Mrs Randolph, to take a step, which I had, a short time since, resolved to defer until I should have attained my twenty-first year: a step, which if it does not entirely meet your approbation,...