Elizabeth Tufton to Martha Jefferson (Randolph)

Tho’ Caroline has written I cannot resist the pleasure of thanking my dear Miss Jefferson for writing to me you can have no idea what pleasure I shall always have in hearing from you, I am almost selfish enough to wish you may not leave Paris so soon as I fear when you get to America surrounded by dying swains you will be too much taken up with thinking who is to be le mortel fortuné [. . .] than to cast a thought on your friends in Europe. pray tell Bothidoux I wish her more than ever to come to England as there are several good mad docters as by your account. I think her head quite turned, if she has intervals of reason pray give her a hint her misfortune is a judgment for her cruelty to poor [Noirdent?]. but I am afraid you will think my brain a little turned in writing all this nonsense. to convince you I have some of my own whims I will entreat the favour of you to buy a dozen of those [. . .] you know the sort that break & send them to the Duke of Dorset’sto t upon recollection Weaver shall call for them & pay you before Thursday. the paper prevents my subscribing myself any thing more than yrs affectly

E. T.
RC (Privately owned); partially dated; with note in the hand of Martha J. Trist Burke at foot of first page: “Elizabeth Tufton.”
Elizabeth Tufton
Date Range
December 31, 1789
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