Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas
|Dear sir||Monticello Feb 4th 1815|
Jane has consented to appoint the last of this month as the day on which she will confer on me, that inestimable boon, her hand; if I should be so fortunate as to find it meet with your approbation. If it should, I most anxiously hope that your public duties may permit you to complete my happiness by your presence.
It has been a source of unavailing regret to to me, that my pecuniary circumstances were such as will place her your daughter in a situation far below that which she has been accustomed to, and had a right to expect.with the warmest feelings and highest sense of the sacrifice, which she is about to make to me, of her prospects to rank and wealth; I have nothing to offer in return but a bare competency and a most enthusiastic and devoted attachment.
with the motives for exertion which I shall have I hope much from my industry and perseverance My property does not exceed $12,000. my prospects from my father I consider as blank.from my grandfather as not very cheering his estate is large but unpo unprofitable and unless Judiciously managed will probably consume itself.with the motives which I shall have for exertion I hope much from my industry and perservance