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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Richard Randolph’s Letter “To The Public,” 29 Mar. 1793

To the PUBLIC MY character has lately been the subject of much conversation, blackened with the imputation of crimes at which humanity revolts, and which the laws of society have pronounced worthy of condign punishment. The charge against me was spread far and wide before I received the smallest...

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...

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...

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...

Maria Jefferson Eppes to John Wayles Eppes, 25 Nov. [1802]

I have only time to write a line to you My dearest husband, the incessant round of company we are in scarcely allowing time to dress to recieve them. I am at this moment writing whilst waiting for a gown to be smooth’d, tho the drawing room is full of ladys. your dear son bore the journey tho a...

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...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Catherine Wistar Bache, 21 Apr. 1803

A thousand thanks My Dear Mrs Bache for your very friendly letter, and I am equally obliged to you for the friendly construction you were so good as to put upon my apparent neglect of it—it found me the second day after my arrival at this place, in the midst of unpacking opening arranging and all...

Maria Jefferson Eppes to John Wayles Eppes, 10 Dec. [1803]

I was so hurried in writing my last to you My best beloved husband that I did not even think of asking you to let me know if the pain in your tooth had been effectually relieved by craming you suffer’d so much with it at Monticello that I have thought a great deal of it since & tho much...

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...

Maria Jefferson Eppes to John Wayles Eppes, 21 Jan. [1804]

I had a letter last week from your dear Mother & from one from brother Jerman acquainting me with the birth of another Grandson & Bollings good health & in the first a request from your father to procure him some Umbrella trees, I shall be very much obliged to you if you will answer...

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 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...

Will of Hastings Marks, 16 Dec. 1805

I Hasting Marks of Louisa County do hereby make and declare This my last will and testament in manner following that is to say first it is my desire that all my just debts should be paid out of my estate. secondly, I give and bequeath all my estate both real and personal that remain after paying...