Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph

My dear Mother

you have no doubt heard from George but lest you should not I send this letter which I have this moment received. Virginia left Newport on the 1st & I shall return to Boston by the 14th. I am as heartily tired of Newport as I ever was of any spot upon Earth. It is hard to say whether the which of the two, climate or the inhabitants in is most dull & inhospitable. a damp heavy air breathed by a cold & sullen population. I shall be glad to shake the mud off my feet and go away. I am not well and believe that the climate of Newport has done me much harm, but to Virginia it has proved highly beneficial.Farewell love to all & “nommement” to dear pat whose boy I should be glad to kiss. your own

E. W. C.
RC (ViU: Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge Letters); addressed: “Mrs M. Randolph to the care of T. J. Randolph Esq. Edgehill near Everettesville Albemarle Co. Virginia”; stamped; postmarked Newport, 5 Sept.; on verso of address cover of enclosed letter, George Wythe Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 23 Aug. 1836; with Coolidge’s note, probably intended for Randolph: “poor Mary Stearns died on the 30th of August.”