Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Ellen Wayles Randolph, [ca. 26 February 1802]

From Ellen Wayles Randolph

[ca. 26 Feb. 1802]

My Dear Grand Papa

You do not know what I can do. I am reading the little books you brought me. I hope that I will be able to read very well before you come here. I am very well. I want to see you very much. Cornelia can say a great many of her letters. Virginia is very sprightly and very fat. adieu my Dear Grand papa believe your affections Grand daughter

Eleonora Wayles Randolph

taken verbatim from the lips of Miss E.W.R.

RC (ViU: Coolidge Deposit); undated, but TJ received this letter and that of Anne Cary Randolph printed directly above it on the same day; entirely in Martha Jefferson Randolph’s hand; addressed: “To Grand Papa”; endorsed by TJ as received 3 Mch. and so recorded in SJL.

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