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Thomas Mann Randolph to Thomas Mann Randolph (1741–1793), April 1789

Several days have elapsed since I arrived here from my expedition to the mountains, but I have been so much indisposed that I could not with ease proceed immediately to Richmond. I am extremely impatient to set out for New-York where my time would be much more profitably spent, & wish if it...

Thomas Mann Randolph (1741–93) to Thomas Mann Randolph, 1 Dec 1789

It was not my intention, when I wrote to you last, to offend you, disgust you, or even to give you any uneasiness even, for a moment but I find, from a paragraph in your letter: which I shall not quote to you; and to your leaving Tuckahoe in a hurry, and in bad Weather and going still Farther...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Thomas Mann Randolph (1741–1793), Oct. 1790

Immediately on receiving your letter I sent my servant back to Monticello for the Memo of the agreement between you & Mr Jefferson, which I had left not thinking I shd want it. The journey cannot be performed in less than 4 days & at the expiration of that time it shall be returned to you...

Thomas Mann Randolph (1741–93) to Thomas Mann Randolph, 26 Feb 1792

Ben Hughes, I suppose, will write to you by this Opportunity, giving an Acct of your Affairs at Varina, which are distressing as to the Crop, and Stock—not Corn enough for the Use of the Farm, 700 bushels of Wheat not Merchantable & refused by Boyd & Ker, but they have, by my Advice...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Thomas Mann Randolph, 17 Jan 1793

I find that the payments I have made to you will just about discharge my debt to you on open account and therefore propose that they should be applied to liquidate this instead of being against my first bond. I send you a copy of the account as complete as I can draw it before I see Mr Hughes,...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph Watkins, 1 Feb. 1796

By the breaking of my carriage the first half mile of the journey I am baulked in my intention of being at Dover today. Counting with great certainty upon being there I have not given any orders to D. Nowling about hiring negroes for my Brother John. I wish little Joe and Abraham to be hired for...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph Watkins, 31 Mar. 1797

I am going up to Richmond tomorrow with my children to be inoculated. I shall take lodgings somewhere and stay with them myself till they are safe through as Mrs Randolph cannot be with them on account of the age of the youngest, being just about teething. If Mrs Watkins & yourself will...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Peter Carr, 24 Dec. 1802

As I could not be with you to read to you what I had written I leave it for you. My conversation with gentlemen here has made me think lighter of those infamous stories than I did: therefore I have not sent it to the Gazette as I intended: it being necessary to put my name to a paragraph such as...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Mary House Gilmer, [ca. 1804–1825]

Thos M. Randolph presents his most respectfull compliments to Mrs P. R. Gilmer. In compliance with a promise to Mr Gilmer made this moment he informs her that Mr G. has set out from Edgehill for Richmond with an intention to go a few miles this evening so as to be sure of geting in tomorrow. He...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Peachy R. Gilmer, 11 May 1804

I have just received your favor of 10th inst and return my most cordial thanks for the friendly sentiments which dictated it. I am not in the least surprized at the information it contains “that Hope was relating my conduct towards him much to my prejudice”: the violation of truth is the least...

Thomas Mann Randolph to John Gilmer and James Gilmer, 15 May 1804

Young Bradburn of Milton has applied to me as a Justice to issue peace warrants against you both. I have not done it but have satisfied him by a promise I would bind myself for his safety from the assaults of either of you as soon as I could obtain your consent, or upon your refusal would grant...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Peachy R. Gilmer, 13 Oct. 1804

With the keenest sorrow I communicate to you the following words from a letter of the Pres. of October 9th “The situation of his family is to be deplored indeed; and I am afraid they will expect what the public mind will not admitt.” Will you be kind enough to send me a list of H. B. Trists books...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Peachy R. Gilmer, 17 Feb. 1806

Accept my most sincere thanks for the trouble you have taken in the business with Key. I return the paper signed. It gives two credits to J. & W. Key on their bond presented by you for me with exact dates & amounts and one unascertaind at the time as to either; meaning as much of James...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Francis W. Gilmer, 11 June 1809

My delay to answer your two most acceptable favors hangs on my mind with a sensible weight, to remove which I am so desirous that I will not go in search of a larger or better piece of paper lest some occurence should deprive me of the moments leisure I now have, not disturbed by any embarassment...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 23 Mar. 1810

Your letter of yesterday making known your willingness to present yourself as a Candidate for the Senate immediately gives me great satisfaction. I am in the first place gratified in a public matter of very great importance; for most certainly I should without hezitation if the election rested on...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Peachy R. Gilmer, 30 May 1812

Your second favor of May 2d has just reached me. I received the first sometime in March and when I went next to Richmond communicated the contents to Mrs David Meade Randolph who as might be expected was greatly pleased and promised to have copies of the title papers ready against I came down...

Thomas Mann Randolph to William Stake Jett, Aug. 1813

Doctor Mitchell will join you at Baltimore with the men of your company who were left at Fort Warburton sick and afterwards removed here. Two of them have chronical complaints and will be sent on to remain at the nearest recruiting rendezvous of the 20th Regiment, untill they get well or desire...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 29 Dec. 1813

Mr W. Cary has just shewn me two letters from Colo J. H. Cocke by which I find that he waves his claim to fill the place in the Militia of our state rendered vacant by the death of General Guerrant, in favor of Colo W. C. Nicholas of albemarle. Mr Cary, who is the relation and friend of Colo N.,...

Thomas Mann Randolph to William Bache, [ca. 1 Jan. 1814]

Thomas M. Randolph asks his old friend Dr William Bache to call on him at Renshaw’s Hotel as soon as his leisure will permit. T. M. R. stays but a short time in Philada and is very impatient to renew his old feelings by the sight of Dr B. He will pay his respects to Mrs Bache tomorrow.

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 8 Jan. 1814

I thank you most heartily for the trouble you have taken on my account, as detailed in your kind letter which I received by mail yesterday. I hope to God you may not have done something in your zeal for me, to disappoint yourself, through your friend, whom I esteem as much as you possibly can....

Thomas Mann Randolph to John Baptiste de Walbach, 23 Feb. 1814

The orders of the Sec. of War to repair with all practicable dispatch to Leesburg to superintend the recruiting service of the Regiment, as communicated by you, were received on the 18th inst. at 9. P.M. This is the first mail since. There are impediments; not of a private nature, which prevent...

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