Ann C. Morris to William B. Giles
|Morrisania March 22d 1815.|
It is unnecessary to describe the amiable Mrs Carrington to one who has ever been acquainted with her. Mrs Randolph (formerly Miss Beverley) is an ornament to human nature.
Neither my husband or self can yet call to mind my ever having said Mr Randolph was particularly attentive to me at any period of life so wholly unimportant to us both, was the Fact. Of Mr R’s friendly manner to me, in Washington, Mr Stanford could judge. he, found Mr Randolph spending the morning with me at Tomlinson’s when my husband was out. However, Mr Randolph’s friendly letters to my husband from Febry 1813 to Octr 24th 1814—speak for themselves. and are in the hands of a Friend of ours in the City. That, dated Feb:1813 written in George Town contains the warmest congratulations on the birth of our Son with “cordial wishes for Mrs M’s speedy and perfect recovery”
I do not bear in mind half the calumnies of Tudor and his Uncle: that letter is kept in New York. I found a torn piece of a (printed) letter, from my Sister, to Judge Tucker, in April 93, What remains is sufficient to prove the falsehood of Mr R’s assertion respecting her.
I really believe that even Mrs David Randolph would acquit me of “associating with the players” as Mr R states The charge against my brother was (among others) no doubt invented by Mrs Gabriella Brockenbrough.
Three years ago, when I heard that Mrs Peyton Randolph of Richmond accused me of Forging letters, I laughed and said she could have very little to do.
Mr Morris presents his most respectful compliments to Mr G— in which he is cordially joined by