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Jane H. Nicholas Randolph to Cary Ann Nicholas Smith, 27 June 1826

I received your affectionate letter last saturday & cant’ express to you how much gratified I am by it; nothing is so gratifying to me as to hear from my friends expressions of interest in me, which I never think of but with the greatest pleasure, & return with the truest attachment;...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, [2 July 1826]

After passing a very good night; this morning my dear grandfather began to give unequivocal indication of approaching dissolution. he sank rapidly for some time and is has since remaining remained stationary bearly sensible, occasionally, we look from hour to hour to a close to the scene.My...

Alexander Garrett to Evelina Bolling Garrett, 4 July 1826

Mr Jefferson is no more, he breathed his last 10 minutes before 1 Oclock today allmost without a struggle. no one here but Col. Carr & myself, both of us ignorant of shrouding, neither never having done it, ourselves or seen it done, we have done the best we could, and I hope all is right....

Henry H. Worthington to Reuben B. Hicks, 5 July 1826

Your favour of the 31st of May last should have been acknowledged before this but for the presure of my studies. I have had more to do here of late than during any other part of the session. Most of the proffessors intending to go to the springs this summer & wishing to make up the time...

Andrew K. Smith's Account of the Funeral of Thomas Jefferson, 6 July 1826

Jefferson. Mr. Andrew K. Smith, of the General Land Office, having noticed the death of Col. Thomas Jefferson Randolph, of Virginia, sends the Washington Republican the following interesting personal remembrances of the deceased and of Jefferson. They constitute a valuable contribution to the...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to James Madison, 8 July 1826

Dr Dunglison is the bearer of a cane a legacy left you by my dear grandfather, as a token of that intimate friendship which had so long existed between you. The Dr can give you more fully than I could do in a letter any details interesting to a friend, which you might desire to hear. May I ask...

William Matthews to John H. Cocke, 10 July 1826

I addressed Mr Jefferson a short time previous to his death to know what arrangements had been made with respect to substitutes for arms for the students at the University—he stated in his letter to me that no definitive order had as yet been given, because of the doutfullness of the funds,...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Dabney S. Carr, 11 July 1826

Will you desire Lewis to send me a coat, thin black waistcoat (I have a thick one) a pair of thin and another thick pantaloons, all black. likewise a suit of mourning for Trist by measure enclosed. The most awkward part of the commission to yourself will be standing security untill pay day. tell...

James Madison to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 14 July 1826

I received by the last mail yours of the 8th inst: The Article bequeathed to me by your Grandfather, had been delivered by Dr Dunglison, and received with all the feelings due to such a token of the place I held in the friendship of one, whom I so much revered & loved, when living, and whose...

Resolutions of the Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences on the Death of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, 15 July 1826, enclosed in Asbury Dickins to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 27

“In testimony of the profound respect entertained by the Institute for the illustrious memory of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two of the founders of the Republic, who descended to the tomb on the fiftieth anniversary of its independence; who, during a long life successfully devoted to their...

Edward Everett to Peter S. Du Ponceau, 22 July 1826

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has received, with great sensibility, the communication of the 11th inst. made by you, on behalf of the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia, upon the occasion of the decease of our late venerable associate, John Adams. The Fellows of the Academy...

Dabney S. Carr to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 26 July 1826

I have been wanting to write to you for the last week, but have really been so much engaged that I had no time to do it. You must not despond too much about the situation in which Mr Jefferson’s death has left his family, and indeed your own. I yet hope myself that they will be relieved. The idea...

John Quincy Adams to Peter S. Du Ponceau, 26 July 1826

Your very obliging Letter of the 11th instt enclosing the proceedings and Resolutions of the American Philosophical Society, on the occasion of the decease of their venerated associates Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, have been received and by me communicated to the members of the family of the...

Asbury Dickins to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 27 July 1826

To you, Madam, on behalf of the family of your late illustrious and venerable father, Thomas Jefferson, I have the honour, in the name of the Institute, to transmit a copy of Resolutions lately passed by that Body in respect for his memory. By the death of the “Sage of Monticello”, the Institute...

Lydia Huntley Sigourney to Martha Jefferson Randolph, Aug. 1826

If it would not be deemed presumption in one of the multitude who has shared the hospitality of Monticello, to express deep sympathy in the afflictions of that house, permit me to offer you a few thoughts occasioned by that event which has wrapt a nation in mourning. That the same devoted filial...

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