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Randolph Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 24 February 1813

From Randolph Jefferson

Feby 24: 1813

Dear Brother

I have sent Squire over to you for the garden seeds you were so kind as to promise us.1 what ever you can best spare we are now living at home and would be happy to see you and family when ever convenient we are at this time at woodlawn on account of mrs pryors illness but she is much mendid on account of that we shall leave this in a day or two my wife Joins me in love to you and family.

I am Dear brother yr most affectionately.—

Rh; Jefferson

PS you will be please to write to me by Squire

RC (ViU: TJP-CC); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson eqr monticello pr Squire”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 Mar. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

Susan B. Pryor, Randolph Jefferson’s mother-in-law, recovered from her illness and later joined her son Nicholas B. Pryor in Tennessee, where she died in 1831(Edythe Rucker Whitley, Genealogical Records of Buckingham County, Virginia [1984], 106–7).

1Word written over “me,” erased.

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  • Jefferson, Mitchie Ballow Pryor (TJ’s sister-in-law; Randolph Jefferson’s second wife); family of search
  • Jefferson, Mitchie Ballow Pryor (TJ’s sister-in-law; Randolph Jefferson’s second wife); sends greetings to TJ search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); and scions and seeds from TJ search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); letters from search
  • Pryor, Nicholas Ballow; family of search
  • Pryor, Susan B. search
  • seeds; sent by TJ search
  • Squire (R. Jefferson’s slave) search