Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph

My Dear Sister

my sis To morrow evening Sister Ellen Cornelia and my self will be with you & probably one or both of the Ashton girls will meet us there, you must stow us away as well you please and Mama says if we are more than you have beds for, you must send Edwin up for any bedding you want, you see that we treat you with no sort of ceremony, and that we are even so selfish as to put you perhaps to some trouble just so that we may get a last look at the Richmond party. Mama says She sends you a dressing for your bonnet & little Megs, the pink is for the pet. She sends also a key wich She says you must try & if it will not fit your watch, you must send it on Monday by Brother Jeff to Mr Les Chot, to put a new pipe to which will take him a very short time

as soon as Mrs Aunt Morris has gon left us I shall pay you such a visit I expect, as will make you twice glad.

I hope you will be able to read this but the ink is so pale I am afraid you will not. God bless you my Dear Sister kiss my two darlings and believe me your affectionate

V Randolph

Mr Les Chot would have put in a pipe if he had had your watch, to fit it by

RC (NcU: NPT); undated; addressed: “North Milton”; endorsed by recipient: “Virginia.”