Dolley Madison to Thomas Jefferson Randolph

Mrs Madison presents her best respects and regard to Mr Jefferson Randolph, and offers in the words of her departed Husband the relic he bequeathed him. In executing his Will she fully participates in the sentiments which guided the disposition he made of it.

“I desire the Gold Mounted walking staff bequeathed to me by my late friend Thomas Jefferson be delivered to Thomas J. Randolph as well in testimony of the esteem I have for him, as from the knowledge I have of the place he held in the affections of his Grandfather.”

RC (Montpelier Foundation. Given in honor of J. Linzee Coolidge, 2012); partially dated at foot of text; unsigned; probably in the hand of Anna Payne; addressed: “T. J. Randolph Esqr Edge Hill”; endorsed by Randolph: “Mrs Madison to Th. J. R.
Dolley Madison
Anna Payne
Date Range
August 1, 1836 to August 31, 1836
Montpelier Foundation