Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas

Dear sir

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

with sentiment of the highest esteem and affection yours
Th: J. Randolph
RC (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); addressed: “His Excellency Wilson C. Nicholas Richmond.”
Wilson Cary Nicholas
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February 4, 1815