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Your’s of the 28 th ult. came to hand by our last post. I have consulted your father on the subject of your attending mr Godon’s lectures in mineralogy, and we consent to it so long as the Botanical lectures continue. we neither of us consider that branch of science as sufficiently useful to protract your stay in Philadelphia beyond the termination of the Botanical lectures. in what you say...
In the even current of a country life few occurrences arise of sufficient note to become the subject of a letter to a person at a distance. it would be little interesting to such an one to be told of the distressing drought of the months of April & May, that wheat & corn scarcely vegetated and no seeds in the garden came up; that since that we have had good rains but very cold weather, so that...
It may seem odd that while I was involved in so much business at Washington , I could yet find time to write to you sometimes, and that I have not been able to do it in my present situation. but the fact is that letter writing was there my trade. from sunrise to near dinner was to be of course devoted to it, & a letter more or less made little odds. but in our country economy, letter writing...
I recieved by the last post your letter of the 9 th expressing your desire to study half the day in your own room rather than in the school, if mr Gerardin’s consent should be obtained; & I have consulted your father on the subject. we both find ourselves too much uninformed of the regulations of the school to form a proper judgment on this proposition. if it would break through any rule which...
We are out of sallad-oil, and you know it is a necessary of life here. can any be had in Richmond ? I must get you to enquire, and to be particular as to it’s quality. if fine I would be glad to have half a dozen quarts. if midling 2. or 3. bottles will do. if absolutely not good get a single bottle only to serve till I can get some from Philadelphia . we all mr Jefferson will be so good as to...
I have safely recieved the 4. bottles of oil you sent me and find it very good insomuch that I wish to get more of the same batch. for this purpose I inclose you 10.D. and pray you to get as much more as that will pay for, letting me know at the same time the price, and how much more of the same oil the person has: because if it be cheap, I may still lay in a larger stock of it. send it up by...
This indenture made on the 26 th day of March one thousand eight hundred & thirteen , between Thomas Jefferson of Monticello in the county of Albemarle on the one part, and Thomas Jefferson Randolph , his grandson of the same place and county on the other part witnesseth that the said Thomas Jefferson in consideration of the affection he bears to his said grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph , &...
Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Jefferson of Monticello in the county of Albemarle in consideration of my affection to my grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph of the same place & county have given to my said grandson four negro slaves to wit Thruston the son of Isabel , Bec daughter of Mine r va , Lewis
I thank you for your letter of Aug. 31. it was our first authentic information of what was passing at Richmond , and we are so flooded with lies that all is as blank paper to me which does not come thro’ a known channel. you see therefore, how acceptable your Letters will be to me. I can give you nothing in exchange but the state of health of the family, which at present is all in perfect...
Ellen ’s visit to Warren has been delayed by an unlucky accident. on Monday we heard that my brother was very sick. mrs Marks wishing to go & see him I sent her the next morning in the gig with a pair of my horses, counting on their return the next day so that Ellen & Cornelia might have gone on Thursday according to arrangement. after mrs Marks had got about 7. miles on her road, one of the...
The undersigned to whom was refered a matter in controversy between the minor Legatees of Bennett Henderson dec d & Th s Jefferson , after hearing the case & the testimony offered on both sides have come to the following decision— It appears from the testimony of sundry witnesses, that Thomas Jefferson has been in possession of the lands of Frances , Lucy , & Nancy C. Henderson since the year...