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Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 21 July 1833

I came to town yesterday to try & hear of other lodgings as I find those at Newton entirely insufferable and your letter was put into my hands. I write to inform you of the sale of the pictures which took place a few days ago—the proceeds when all expenses are paid, the...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 11 Aug. 1833

I must try & make out to write a short letter to my dear Virginia although I am tired & indisposed to write. Lewis has had a fever & headach for the last two days; Mama has not yet thought it necessary to send for the doctor; she would have done so this morning if he had not been...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann C. Morris, 16 Feb. 1834

The mournful subject of this letter dear Nancy will excuse the delay in answering your last. I have had the affliction of again losing one of my dear and excellent children. my poor James who no doubt you remember, whose quiet gentle manly manners you remarked as a boy and whose manhood fulfilled...

Meriwether L. Randolph to Andrew J. Donelson, 26 Mar. 1834

Presuming that you have already been informed of what has occurred between Miss Martin and myself, I venture to address you as a mutual friend and solicit your advice on that subject. I requested and received from Miss Martin, a mere consent on her part, provided my suit met the entire...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann C. Morris, 17 Sep. 1834

I believe My dear Sister that there was some thing like a tacit agreement between us that you should take me as men do their wives for better for worse, though as a correspondant I am afraid the “better is still to come.” I have been I think rather worse than common this summer. in the early part...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann C. Morris, 22 Mch. 1835

I have been long owing you a letter dear Sister but the state of my family has been such this winter that I have not had a moment to do any thing that I wished, and as for writing I believe I have not written three letters since I left Albemarle although two marriages have taken place in the...

Virginia J. Randolph Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 10–20 Apr. 1835

I despatched a letter to you yesterday, dearest Nicholas, and in the evening Mr. Van Buren informed us of the defeat of Brother Jeff. & Mr. Rives. The news came to him in a letter from Mr. W. Rives, who says the belief is that when a scrutiny of the polls takes place the number of bad votes...

Draft Will of Martha Jefferson Randolph, 18 Apr. [1835]

Washington April 18th 2 o’clock in the morning Friday Saturday To my five daughters I wish to bequeath my property in the funds. To Benjamin & Lewis the two negroes now in Benjamins possession. my five remaining negroes Emily I wish liberated as soon as you break up house keeping here; Martha...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann C. Morris, 4 Dec. 1835

I have long been intending to write dear Sister but have been so closely employed as to leave me not a moment. I sincerely regretted seeing so little of you, but Mr Coolidge’s short stay and approaching absence with the task he had so much at heart that I should break up house keeping and live...

Nicholas P. Trist to Andrew Jackson, 18 Dec. 1835

On my way to the Steam boat at Baltimore, yesterday morning, I called at the post-office, where I found your kind passport to the confidence of your friends in the Southern country. I do not expect to have any time for making acquaintance with any body in my route; but I shall feel more...

Will of Martha Jefferson Randolph, 24 Jan. 1836

I Martha Randolph formerly of Albemarle but now a temporary resident of Boston, being of sound mind, and in my ordinary state of health, make my last will and testament in manner and form as follows I give to my daughters Ellen Cornelia Virginia and Mary & Septimia the debt due me by the...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Benjamin F. Randolph, 27 Jan. [1836]

I have no doubt dear Benjamen but that you have made the best possible arrangements in hiring our servants. I have two objects particularly in view paramount to every other, to ensure their being kindly treated and in families where they would be in the least danger from local situation of being...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Elizabeth Anderson, 4 Apr. 1836

Many thanks Dear Madam for the welcome intelligence of our dear Elisabeth’s safety it is a great relief to me to know that her hour of trial is past, and that she is now enjoying the sweet reward of so much pain and danger. with pleasure I take my place in the...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann C. Morris, 5 Apr. 1836

I had been for some time intending to write to you dear Sister when I received your letter. I sympathise deeply and sincerely with you in your late sufferings, but we have both arrived at the winter season of life, with all it’s infirmities, so greatly encreased by the absence of warm weather,...

Andrew Jackson to Meriwether Lewis Randolph, 6 July 1836

Congress having, at last, adjourned it gives me a moment to acknowledge your letter of the 8th of May last—This I would have done sooner but I was waiting information from home, of what had been done, if any thing, with my the studs, before I could reply to this part of your letter—I am still...

Dolley Madison to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Aug. 1836

Mrs Madison presents her best respects and regard to Mr Jefferson Randolph, and offers in the words of her departed Husband the relic he bequeathed him. In executing his Will she fully participates in the sentiments which guided the disposition he made of it. “I desire the Gold Mounted walking...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann C. Morris, 17 Aug. 1836

It is a long time dear Sister since a letter passed between us, at whose door the ommission lies I do not know, but certain I am no blame should attach to either, for there never can exist any feelings between us deserving so harsh a feeling. My health which has been very miserable this spring...

George Wythe Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 23 Aug. 1836

I arrived here some time ago from the Mediteranean in a Merchant ship, having returned to prepare for my approaching examination which comes on shortly, as I did’nt know where Mama was I have not written to her yet, I wish you would give me Lewis’s direction when you write as I should like to...