Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Mary Jefferson, 23 May 1790

From Mary Jefferson

Eppington May 23

Dear Papa

I received your affectionate letter when I was at presqu’isle but was not able to answer it before I came here as the next day we went to uncle Bolings and then came here. I thank you for the pictures you was so kind as to send me and will try that your advise shall not be thrown away. I read in don quixote every day to my aunt and say my grammer in spanish and english and write and read in robertson’s america. After I am done that I work till dinner and a little more after. It did not snow at all last month. My cousin Boling and myself made a pudding the other day. My aunt has given us a hen and chickens. Adieu my Dear papa. Believe me to be your ever dutiful and affetionate daughter,

Maria Jefferson

RC (Robert H. Kean, Richmond, Va., 1945); endorsed as received 5 June 1790 and so recorded in SJL.

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