Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph

My dear Jane

Upon my arrival here I found my affairs so deranged in consequence of my not coming up on saturday that It will be necessary for me to return by the head of Rock fish, a neighbor which abounds in distilleries and whiskey drinkers, Nogs & tories. this will place Charlottesville, almost between Warren and myself and being as much fatigued jaded and dirty or I shall bewill make me resign with a heavy heart the a pleasure of seeing as soon as I had contemplated my adored wife. Be assured my dear wife that I am never happy when absent from you. all my exertions all my hopes have but one object, your happiness and comfort

I could write volumes in pouring forth the feelings of a heart overflowing with the most sincere & devoted attachment.

I write this on my hat in the porch of the Tavern with my back to the wall to prevent the rascals from looking over my shoulder

your devoted husband
Th J Randolph
RC (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); endorsed by J. Randolph: “Jefferson.”