Juliana Annesley (Maxwell) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph)

I am very angry with my Dear Jeffy for not having yet answered my Letter and am resolved to be revenged by not speaking to you for 100 years to come if I do not hear from you this very day I like punctual correspondants, therefore in your letter tell me if you can answer me to all my notes—I am choking with passion—only I cant express it; good by I hate you that is all; and I wish out of mere spight that the Abbé—may scold you tomorrow—I do not care—I think that is the greatest mortification you could possibly I experience therefore I wish it you—I am sure you look very pretty now you read this—Lord! what a—pretty—color you have—“Lord how ridiculous you are Annesley” I hear you say—I don’t mind I must be revenged for your neglect—I only wish I could hate you as much as I love you—Adieu

J. A.
RC (ViU: Randolph Family of Edgehill & Wilson Cary Nicholas Papers); torn at seal; addressed: “Miss Jefferson, In the little[. . .] little Kitchen at the Royal Consent of Panthemont Paris France.”