Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Mary Jefferson, 13 February 1791

From Mary Jefferson

February 13

Dear Papa

I am very sorry that my not having wrote to you before made you doubt of my affection towards you and hope that after having read my last letter you were not so displeased as at first. In my last I said that my sister was very well but she was not. She had been very sick all day without my knowing any thing of it as I stayed upstairs the whole day. However she is very well now and the little one also. She is very pretty has beautiful deep blue eyes and is a very fine child. Adieu my Dear Papa & beleive me to be your affectionate daughter,

Mary Jefferson

RC (ViU); endorsed by TJ as received 28 Feb. 1791 and so recorded in SJL. The style of the letter indicates that it was dictated and that this was probably done by Mary Walker Lewis. For Mary’s last letter, see note, Mrs. Lewis to TJ, 23 Jan. 1791.

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