Caroline Tufton (Barham) to Martha Jefferson (Randolph)

My dear Miss Jefferson

We are in such confusion ever since nine ’clock this morning, when the Duke decided to go to England tomorrow, which we should have been otherwise glad of, if we had not left you at Paris; the idea of parting with you hurts us more than we can describe, but as we have a great deal to do, we think it better not to see you, as it will avoid a very painful task, that of taking leave of you, and I flatter myself it will likewise be a very disagreeable thing to you, at least I [. . .] judge upon this occasion by my own feelings. I hope the time may come, that we will meet some where or other; pray write to us both and often, as we shall always feel interested in every thing that concerns you. Mr Stone does not go till Thursday, so pray send a letter to us by him—Adieu my dear Miss Jefferson, pensez quelquefois a nous and believe me most sincerely

Yours Affectionately
C. Tufton

When you see Botidoux pray give our love, tell her I hope she is no longer angry with us. Once more Adieu

Tr (ViU: ER); in an unidentified hand; partial dateline at foot of text.

pensez quelquefois a nous: “think about us sometimes.”

Caroline Tufton Barham
Date Range
August 7, 1789