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Martha Jefferson Randolph to Elizabeth Trist, Aug. 1786

Your letter put an end to the inquietude that your long silence had caused us. Be assured that I will remember you as long as I live. I am very happy in the Convent and with reason for there wants nothing but the presence of my friends of America to render my situation worthy to be envied by the...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Randolph, 25 Aug. 1775 [Quote]

I am sincerely one of those, & would rather be in dependance on Gr. Br. properly limited than on any nation upon earth, or than on no nation. but I am one of those too who rather than submit to the right of legislating for us assumed by the British parl. & which late experience has shewn...