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Andrew Stevenson to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 16 Feb. 1832

I received a few days ago the inclosed letter with its contents, which I beg leave to submit for yr perusal & consideration. My labours have been such as to prevent my waiting on you, & having the honor and pleasure of doing in person, what I now do by letter. Be so good as to inclose me...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Andrew Stevenson, [after 17 Feb. 1832]

I received your letter on friday & should have answered it immediately but have been prevented by company untill the present moment Accept my most gratefull thanks for the interrest you have so kindly taken evinced on this occasion, and as the gentlemen have made you the Organ of...

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...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 5 June 1832

I cannot bear to let Mr Barrell go without a line to you dearest Virginia, I wrote a long letter to Cornelia ten days or a fortnight ago & must try to write to Mama as soon as I can. occupied as I always am & perplexed with care, I feel as if my intercourse with my own family was one of...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Robley Dunglison, 1 July 1832

This will be delivered to you by Mr Smith a gentleman that was introduced to me a few evenings since, as an english traveller of family and fortune. in passing through Charlottesville on his way to the springs, he is desirous of seeing Our University, and I have taken the liberty of addressing...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann C. Morris, 6 Sept. 1832

I passed through New York in the month of July when it was full of cholera, and I was in great haste to reach Boston before Mr Coolidge sailed for Canton in China. My poor Ellen had just lost her second daughter a lovely creature of five years old, and her husband was on the wing for a long...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Septimia A. Randolph (Meikleham), 2 Dec. 1832

I have staid from church dear Septimia for the express purpose of answering your letter. I am not surprised at your predilection for the catholic faith; at your age I believed most religiously that it was the only road to heaven, and looked forward with fear and terror to the possibility of never...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 24 June 1833

I was just preparing to write to you dearest Ellen when I received your very welcome letter. I am sorry you have been so much disappointed in your present situation and can truly sympathise with you in the distress of a large house with out servants to keep it in order. ours according to the...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann C. Morris, 30 June 1833

I recieved your letter dear Sister just as I was preparing to leave Boston to spend a week or 10 days with My Cambridge friends, thinking that I should not return to Washington till the last of May or the first of June but to my great surprise and disappointment the day after My return My escort...

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...