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Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 1 Apr. 1831

Your interest in dear George will make you anxious to learn the important event that has taken place in his short history Jefferson saw John Nicholas in Baltimore who is going out in the John Adams upon a cruise of 3 years, to the mediterrannean, Constantinople & &. he pressed upon him...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 10 May 1831

We received a letter from George yesterday, my dear sister, dated the 6th as he finished it they were just anchoring in sight of cape Henry & I suppose sailed fairly the next day. George had just got a sprain some days before & although he says it was getting well I am afraid it was bad...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 21 June 1831

I am ashamed to have kept your letter 3 weeks unanswered dearest Ellen but it requires some time for me to get settled and to learn to do any thing in a family of such unweildy dimensions and where 6 of them are small enough with Jane’s management or rather want of management to cry & make a...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 29 June 1831

I have been prevented from writing to you, my dear sister, by mama’s intention of doing the same thing, & she was prevented by the accident of visitors coming in several times just as she had begun her letter; this was the reason you did not hear from us...

George Wythe Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 26 July 1831

I take this opportunity to write to you as there is a boat going up to Smyrna to morrow but you must excuse the bad writing as I am sitting at a table with four of the other Midshipmen, and I am writing by candle light; I wrote to Mother at Smyrna where we only remained a day or two, for it is...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann C. Morris, 1 Aug. 1831

I am very much disturbed dear Nancy at not being able to lay my hand upon Professor Leslie’s letter; I received it in the hurry of packing up, and always thought I had brought it with me, but I can find it no where here. I trust I shall find it when I return to Washington. Dear little Jeff. was...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 6–7 Aug. 1831

About ten or Eleven days ago, my dear Virginia, Mama went to bed complaining of a soreness of her stomach, but would not take any thing; Mary & myself who sleep in the room with her at Edgehill went also to bed and to sleep; the next morning she told us she had been in violent pain almost the...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 22 Aug. 1831

This is your birthday, dear Virginia, and sorry am I that you are not here with us as you hoped you would be. I should have liked so much if we could have all spent it up at Monticello together. as it is when we do go there I fear it will be after Dr Barclay has taken possession & it will be...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 28 Aug. 1831

This cool day, so much like autumn, makes me feel that the time is approaching when we shall return to Washington. Mary & Septimia & myself will probably leave here about the middle of october; we shall meet Ellen & Willie in Fredricksburg & perhaps shall have one of Virginia’s...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 4 Apr. 1832

After a hard contest in which every combination of fraud & force have been put to trial against me I have been re elected by 95 votes proclaiming my self on the hustings The “avowed & unflinching advocate of abolition.” I suspected Mr Gilmer of having been sent by Tazewell & Gordon ...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann C. Morris, 31 May 1832

It is a very long time dear Sister since I have written any thing that deserved the name of a letter to you, more than a twelve month I beleive, for the last scrawl written upon a torn-sheet really did not deserve that name. I am sorry that you should have been distressed by any thing that...