Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 18 October 1802

To Martha Jefferson Randolph

Washington Oct. 18. 1802.

My Dear Martha

I have been expecting by every post to learn from you when I might send on to meet you. I still expect it daily. in the mean time I inclose you 100. Dol. for the expences of yourself, Maria & all your party. mr Randolph would do well to exchange the bills for gold & silver which will be more readily [. . .] on the road. the indisposition I mentioned in my letter by Bowles turned out to be rheumatic. it confined me to the house some days, but is now nearly gone off so that I ride out daily. the hour of the post obliges me to conclude here with my affectionate attachment to mr Randolph & tender love to yourself & the children.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (CSmH); blurred; at foot of text: “Mrs. Randolph”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosure: see TJ to John Barnes of this date.

LETTER BY BOWLES: TJ to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 7 Oct.

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