Mary J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist)

Dear Virginia

I was very much disappointed at not receiving a letter from you by Brother Charles as I expected you would write. your little maid was born the 2nd of november I wish you would write us word what you want her named & I will try & persuade Betsey to let us name it I have read the little History of America that mama gave you almost through I think it is very interesting. Cornelia has not been [. . .] Industrious as you have for she begun a pair of socks for tim &1 after waiting a long time mama was obliged to finish them herselfI told you in my last letter that I had not forgotten your garden I have taken great pains to plant the roots regularly. aunt Marks seng sends her love to you, yours affectionately

M. J. R.
RC (NcU: NPT); undated; tentative date editorially supplied based on interior evidence.
1Manuscript: “&&.”
Date Range
November 2, 1814 to November 30, 1814