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    • Eppes, Mary Jefferson
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We have been to Cumberland since I wrote to you last & saw while there the last melancholy rites paid to my Aunt Skipwith; I was never more affected, & never so sensible of the cruelty of requiring the presence of those who are most deeply afflicted at the ceremony. we came down immediately after it & brought poor Betsy for who’m the scene had been too much with us, as her father fear’d her...
Your letter to Mr Eppes arrived yesterday from City Point where I imagine from the date it had been some time, the river had been & is often so rough that a canoe could not venture over, tho’ it is the most certain way of hearing from you I am afraid it will not be a very regular one which I lament as in your absence it is the greatest pleasure I recieve nor have I any thing so valuable as...
I am sorry indeed my dear Papa that my silence has continued so long as to have given you displeasure, could you know my heart you could least of all suspect me of any thing like forgetfulness, & tho’ I must acknowledge that indolence has been in great measure the cause, yet from Mont Blano to Petersburg, opportunitys are so rare that it is seldom in our power to write. you can have but a...
I feel very anxious to hear from you my Dear Papa it is a long time since you left us, and it appears still longer from not having heard from you, opportunitys from Eppington to Petersburg so seldom occur that I could not write to you while there, here I hope we shall recieve your letters more regularly, by directing them to City Point (which Mr Eppes thinks will be the best) we can get them...
In hopes every day of recieving the long wish’d for & long expected summons to meet you at Monticello, I have delayed answering your last letter which you in laughing at reproved me so justly for my negligence & inattention in writing. from your last to Mr Eppes he does not expect that you will come in till near the 20th of next month, till which time unless your return should be sooner we...
My Dear Papa must think it strange & I fear very ungrateful in me, not to have answer’d so kind a letter as his last & one to me so soothing, but much as appearances are against me, my dear Papa could never for a moment I trust, doubt the affection of my heart, a heart which for him feels all that love & tenderness which it is capable of feeling & which has been increas’d if possible from the...
The fortnight that I spent at Eppington was so taken up in recieving and returning visits, that it was out of my power while there, to write to you. After a safe Journy down, we arrived in perfect health all, my ancle so much mended that I had no further use for my stick, and except a great weakness which I still feel when I attempt to exert it, it is quite well. We left them yesterday, all...
May I thank you my Dear Papa for your last letter , The advice with which it is fill’d , I feel the importance of, & the solicitude it expresses for my happiness makes me sensible how gratefully I will endeavour to follow it. I hope I shall never do otherwise for I feel more & more every day how much the, happiness of my life depends on deserving your approbation. you will have heard I suppose...
I was writing to you My Dear Papa and apologizing for my silence which for some time past had been occasion’d by a slight indisposition when I recieved your last letter, how much does your kindness affect me my dear Papa, a kindness which I so little merit—ah surely, if the most grateful sense of it, if the tenderest love could in any degree entitle me to it, I should not be undeserving of it....