Thomas Mann Randolph to Thomas Mann Randolph (1741–1793)

Dear Father

Immediately on receiving your letter I sent my servant back to Monticello for the Memo of the agreement between you & Mr Jefferson, which I had left not thinking I shd want it. The journey cannot be performed in less than 4 days & at the expiration of that time it shall be returned to you. I should relinquish it with pleasure if your [had] letter did not convince me that it had cost me your friendship. There are few men I believe who could have supposed that the consideration of a pitiful advantage in a bargain would have impelled me to such a breach of honor & duty as the [compulsion?] you feared.

Your Son
Thos M, Randolph
RC (ViU: ER); faint; with conjoined transcription in an unidentified hand; addressed: “Mr Tho. M. Randolph”; endorsed “copy Letter T. M. R—jr to T. M. R—Senr oct. 1790.”