To Thomas Mann Randolph
Washington Mar. 19. 1801.
Th: J. to TMR.
I snatch half a moment to inform you that a circumstance has occurred which will inevitably keep me a week longer or thereabouts. in the mean time my horses will wait I presume at Heron’s. my tender love to my dear Martha, & the little ones. Affectionate attachment to yourself.
P.S. I do not know if there is any merit in the music inclosed. It has been sent to me.
RC (DLC); endorsed by Randolph. PrC (MHi); lacks postscript; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosure: “The People’s Friend,” music by John Isaac Hawkins (see Charles Willson Peale to TJ, 8 Mch. 1801).