Mary J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist)

Dear Virginia

as I promised to write to you first I am not surprised at your silence. I have planted all of the flower roots that you left with me & mama has given me several others of diferent kinds for you. I have learnt the multiplication table at last & done a few sums besides. little tim has got four teeth & is I think sweeter than ever. papa has not returned yet. I hope you will answer my letter soon for we are v very impatient to hear from you aunt Marks and mammy send their love to you adieu my dear Virginia I am yours affectionately

Mary J. Randolph
RC (NcU: NPT); undated; with Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 30 Oct. [1814], on verso.