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Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 13 Jan. 1822

Your letter of the 8th reached me yesterday my dearest mother, enclosing 20 $ for which I am very much indebted to you; I have not been in want as yet, but the addition of 20 $ to my funds is no small source of satisfaction—if you should receive this before Margaret Nicholas leaves the county,...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 3 Apr. 1822

I wish my dear mother that Papa may be as good as his word and send me the remittance without which I can neither pay my visit to Baltimore nor leave Washington; I am becoming quite impatient and very apprehensive lest his delays should disappoint me in this much wished for visit—and after having...

Joseph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [ca. 29 June 1825]

Ellen wrote from Washington; & Yesterday we took leave of our friends in that city; and, in a very comfortable private carriage, came to Baltimore: The baggage arrived safely, and we owe you many thanks for the care with wh. you addressed the trunks, to ...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 31 July 1825

The post goes out immediately, dearest mother, but I will if possible write a line to let you know of our safe arrival here. we reached Boston in the stage coach between ten & eleven o clock last night; the family had given up expecting us for that day & had all retired except Joseph’s...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [Aug. 1825]

I have been a long time without writing to you, my dearest mother, I have so much to occupy me that it is only a few hurried moments that I can give to my pen, but when I get into a house of my own I shall then become mistress of my time & no longer live in the state of perpetual constraint...

Lafayette to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 12 Oct. 1825

I Most Affectionately thank you, my dear friend, for the letter I Have Received on the moment of my departure. Melancholy it Has Been, indeed, to Hear that Your Beloved father was Not Better and that the Omission of One night’s Laudanum Has Caused So much pain. the doctor Had Hopes to Remove it ...

Joseph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 11 Nov. 1825

I began a letter to you, dear Mother, some days since, and have carried it half written ’till this moment; and now that I had determined to finish it for tomorrow’s mail it is no where to be found: And so to put an end to my long silence, and to keep the promise voluntarily given to Ellen to...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 27 Nov. 1825

I had intended to have written to Virginia by this mail, dearest mother, but your letter of the 16. has determined me to delay for another week writing to her, as I fear I shall not have time for both. & wish to answer you. the captain of the brig Washington is in Boston, & from him we...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 2 Jan. 1826

I was prevented by a touch of headach from writing to my dearest mother yesterday, the ‘jour de l’an’, to offer her the best wishes of the season warm from the heart of a grateful & devoted daughter; many many returns of the same day to you my own best loved mother, marked by more auspicious...

Lydia Huntley Sigourney to Martha Jefferson Randolph, Aug. 1826

If it would not be deemed presumption in one of the multitude who has shared the hospitality of Monticello, to express deep sympathy in the afflictions of that house, permit me to offer you a few thoughts occasioned by that event which has wrapt a nation in mourning. That the same devoted filial...

James Barbour to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 9 Nov. 1826

I have availed myself of the first opportunity that presented itself to perform an act so much wished for as well by Colo Randolph as his family and so congenial with my own feelings that of giving him public employment—It is as a Commissioner on the part of the U. States to run the dividing line...

E. S. Davis to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 20 Dec. 1826

It is with feelings of the proudest sensibility that I now address you. The Legislature of this State on this day, with the magnanimity ever characteristic of its proceedings unanimously voted Ten thousand Dollars for the use and benefit of the child of him who penned the declaration of...

George Wythe Randolph to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 13 June 1827

I want to see you very much and I hope I shall in the couse course of a very short time I am beginning to get accustomed to the place from my knowing all the boys at it. and the next letter you wite write I want to know some thing about my going to the south in it. I wish you would send me that...