To Mary Jefferson
Philadelphia Jan. 5. 1790. [i.e., 1791]
I did not write to you, my dear Poll, the last week, because I was really angry at recieving no letter. I have now been near nine weeks from home, and have never had a scrip of a pen, when by the regularity of the post, I might recieve your letters as frequently and as exactly as if I were at Charlottesville. I ascribed it at first to indolence, but the affection must be weak which is so long over-ruled by that. Adieu.
RC (ViU); addressed: “Miss Maria Jefferson Monticello.” PrC (same).