Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 5 February 1792

To Martha Jefferson Randolph

Philadelphia Feb. 5. 92.

My dear Martha

I was prevented writing to you last week by a bad cold attended with fever: and this week I have nothing to say but that I find myself nearly well, and to repeat the assurances of my love to you. Maria is well, and has come to a resolution to write to you no more. Whether this arises most from resentment or laziness I do not know. Mr. Randolph’s last letter received was of Dec. 29, yours of Nov. 29. In my last to him, knowing that Clarkson could not write, I asked the favor of him to communicate to me from time to time the progress of my affairs. I wish much to know whether my wheat is getting to market, and the debts for which it was destined paying off? negroes clothed &c. Adieu my dear your’s affectionately,

Th: Jefferson


Neither the letter from Martha, recorded in SJL as received 22 Dec. 1791, nor that from Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., recorded in SJL as received 7 Jan. 1792, has been found.

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