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Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 8 Mar. 1831

Mr Bailey left us yesterday morning and by him Joseph will receive the thermometer & Oliver Cromwell, and Nell a little present from her Aunt Trist. I have been am very much mortified at not having been able to go out to get some trifle for each of my darlings but for the last month I have...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 1 Apr. 1831

Your interest in dear George will make you anxious to learn the important event that has taken place in his short history Jefferson saw John Nicholas in Baltimore who is going out in the John Adams upon a cruise of 3 years, to the mediterrannean, Constantinople & &. he pressed upon him...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 23 Apr. 1831

You were right in Your conjectures My dear Ellen; parting with George has been a great affliction to me, and my health has consequently failed, as usual; but convinced as I am of its being for his advantage I hope you know me well enough to beleive that I have never for one moment repented. my...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 10 May 1831

We received a letter from George yesterday, my dear sister, dated the 6th as he finished it they were just anchoring in sight of cape Henry & I suppose sailed fairly the next day. George had just got a sprain some days before & although he says it was getting well I am afraid it was bad...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 21 June 1831

I am ashamed to have kept your letter 3 weeks unanswered dearest Ellen but it requires some time for me to get settled and to learn to do any thing in a family of such unweildy dimensions and where 6 of them are small enough with Jane’s management or rather want of management to cry & make a...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 29 June 1831

I have been prevented from writing to you, my dear sister, by mama’s intention of doing the same thing, & she was prevented by the accident of visitors coming in several times just as she had begun her letter; this was the reason you did not hear from us as soon after our arrival as we...

George Wythe Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 26 July 1831

I take this opportunity to write to you as there is a boat going up to Smyrna to morrow but you must excuse the bad writing as I am sitting at a table with four of the other Midshipmen, and I am writing by candle light; I wrote to Mother at Smyrna where we only remained a day or two, for it is...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 28 Aug. 1831

This cool day, so much like autumn, makes me feel that the time is approaching when we shall return to Washington. Mary & Septimia & myself will probably leave here about the middle of october; we shall meet Ellen & Willie in Fredricksburg & perhaps shall have one of Virginia’s...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 5 June 1832

I cannot bear to let Mr Barrell go without a line to you dearest Virginia, I wrote a long letter to Cornelia ten days or a fortnight ago & must try to write to Mama as soon as I can. occupied as I always am & perplexed with care, I feel as if my intercourse with my own family was one of...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Septimia A. Randolph (Meikleham), 2 Dec. 1832

I have staid from church dear Septimia for the express purpose of answering your letter. I am not surprised at your predilection for the catholic faith; at your age I believed most religiously that it was the only road to heaven, and looked forward with fear and terror to the possibility of never...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 24 June 1833

I was just preparing to write to you dearest Ellen when I received your very welcome letter. I am sorry you have been so much disappointed in your present situation and can truly sympathise with you in the distress of a large house with out servants to keep it in order. ours according to the...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 21 July 1833

I came to town yesterday to try & hear of other lodgings as I find those at Newton entirely insufferable and your letter was put into my hands. I write to inform you of the sale of the pictures which took place a few days ago—the proceeds when all expenses are paid, the...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 15 Sept. 1833

We have been such bad correspondents lately dear Ellen that I do not know whether any one but Virginia has written to you since George recieved his sailing orders, and she does not recollect whether she mentioned in it or not in her letter to you. poor fellow I parted with him the night before...