Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., 31 May 1793

From Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr.

Monticello May 31: 1793

Dear Sir

A report of your having resigned your office is in circulation here and receives great credit from us mostly perhaps because we wish to have it so but considerably too from our not having received letters as usual by the two last posts: we conclude that the hurry of preparing for your departure and the expectation of seeing us soon have prevented your writing. We are strongly impressed with the thought of your being either actually on the way home or at least on the eve of seting out and have the most sanguine hopes of seeing you before this letter can reach Philada. Full of this idea I content myself with telling you that your daughter and her children are well and happy and with assuring you of the gratitude and affection of your most sincere friend & most obedt hble Servt.

Ths: M. randolph

RC (ViU: Coolidge Deposit); endorsed by TJ as received 19 June 1793 and so recorded in SJL.

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