Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Martha Jefferson Randolph

Your two last letters are those which have given me the greatest pleasure of any I ever recieved from you. The one announced that you were become a notable housewife, the other a mother. this last is undoubtedly the key-stone of the arch of matrimonial happiness, as the first is it’s daily aliment.

RC (NNPM). Published in PTJ, 19:264.
Thomas Jefferson
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February 9, 1791
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