Extract from Edmund Randolph to James Madison

Mrs Jefferson has at last shaken off her tormenting pains by yielding to them, and has left our friend inconsolable. I ever thought him to rank domestic happiness in the first class of the chief good; but I scarcely supposed, that his grief would be so violent, as to justify the circulating report, of his swooning away, whenever he sees his children.

RC (DLC: James Madison Papers).
Author
Edmund Randolph
Recipient
James Madison
Date Range
Date
September 20, 1782
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
Quote Category