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Mary J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), [ca. 30 Oct. 1814]

as I promised to write to you first I am not surprised at your silence. I have planted all of the flower roots that you left with me & mama has given me several others of diferent kinds for you. I have learnt the multiplication table at last & done a few sums besides. little tim has got...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 14 Nov. 1814

You were right in suposing My Dear Virginia That we would have written sooner but for want of your address. the moment we recieved it Mary wrote to you. I was very sick after you left us, the walk I believe was the cause of it, for I was taken with a violent fever and headach that night which...

Mary J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), [after 2 Nov. 1814]

I was very much disappointed at not receiving a letter from you by Brother Charles as I expected you would write. your little maid was born the 2nd of november I wish you would write us word what you want her named & I will try & persuade Betsey to let us name it I have read the little...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 7 Nov. 1814

I have been waiting for brother Charleses return all along to write to you, and had just determined to write by the post when he arrived, he is going to set of tomorrow and I have not time to write to Sister Ann by him, & besides that I wrote to her the other day. Papa has not returned yet...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 29 Nov. 1814

I will write you a few lines My Dear Virginia allthough I am in a great hurry. yet shall it never be said that I neglected you so much as to let so direct an opportunity pass with out some token of remembrance. I send you by Nancy some fur which perhaps you may be able to make some use of, though...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 24 Sept. 1817

Your very welcome packet My Dear Virginia was safely delivered by a party of gentlemen of whom Mr Taylor was one, and whilst preparing my best airs and graces to recieve them, to my great mortification saw them leave the house—your Father who brought the letter in to me, said he should ask them...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 19 Dec. 1817

True to my promise, My Dear sister, of writing to you as soon as I had been to the first party, I take advantage of Mr Gilmer’s going to Albemarle & write you a letter by him, although it is very late & he sets off tomorrow morning.—To begin at the beginning then, I was drest &...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 28 [July] 1819

I must answer my Dear Virginia’s letter, if I can hold my head up only long enough to write three lines, but I have risen this morning with a stiff neck & as the pain and stiffness has been encreasing I am in great fear of having one of those attacks that I have had at Monticello when I ...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 11 Aug. 1819

We have spent so much of our time in visiting that I really am afraid I shall do very little with my books after all, for besides the time taken up by the act of dressing and visiting I really am so stupid and so much fatigued when I return that I find the bed the most proper place for me for...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 9 Jan. 1820

I should have answered your first letter immediately on receiving it, my dearest Virginia, but expecting the carriage every day, I thought it probable that I should reach Monticello as soon as any letter I could write. the post goes up but twice a week and it is not always convenient to send on...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 9 Jan. 1820

I should have answered your first letter immediately on receiving it, my dearest Virginia, but expecting the carriage every day, I thought it probable that I should reach Monticello as soon as any letter I could write. the post goes up but twice a week and it is not always convenient to send on...

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