Bridget Hawkins Roper-Curzon to Martha Jefferson (Randolph)

Though I wrote to My Dear Jefferson but last Post, Yet I avail myself of a leisure moment, to thank her for a very friendly letter I received yesterday, & for the trouble she has so kindly taken to procure me a Cloak & etc—Believe me my dear Girl, I am truly sensible of the many marks of friendship you have shown me, & shall ever think my self sincerely happy, if at some future period I should find an opportunity to oblige you—You wrote in such a hurry, that you forgot to tell me, to whose care you entrusted my Cloak—pray favor me with a line by the return of the Post, to let me know the Gentlemans name & place of abode—We do not propose going to Town ’till Sunday week, but as I imagine you cannot write before that time, beg you will direct to me No 8. Holles st, Cavendish Square—as I am rather apprehensive it would not be possible for me to receive the lace for some time—think, (as I am in immediate want of it), I shall do better to purchase it in London—Adieu my Dear Girl, I am sorry the pleasure I experience when conversing with you cannot be of long duration! for I am compell’d to bid you Farewell, before I have even assured you how much I am

Yr affectionate friend
B. C.
Tr (ViU: ER); undated; in an unidentified hand; with possible transcription errors.
Bridget Hawkins Roper-Curzon
Date Range
December 31, 1789