Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Randolph Jefferson, 6 September 1811

To Randolph Jefferson

Monticello Sep. 6. 11.

Dear brother

Our worthy1 sister Carr has at length yielded to the wasting complaint which has for two or three years been gaining upon her. without any increase of pain, or any other than her gradual decay, she expired three days ago, and was yesterday deposited here by the side of the companion who had been taken from her 38. years before. she had the happiness, and it is a great one, of seeing all her children become worthy & respectable members of society & enjoying the esteem of all. present my best respects to my sister and be assured of my constant affection.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (ViU: TJP-CC); endorsed by TJ.

my sister: TJ’s sister-in-law Mitchie B. Pryor Jefferson.

SJL records a missing letter of this date from TJ to his sister Anne Scott Marks.

1Word reworked from “sis.”

Index Entries

  • Carr, Dabney (1743–73) (TJ’s brother-in-law); mentioned search
  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); TJ on search
  • Carr, Martha Jefferson (TJ’s sister); death of search
  • Carr, Peter (TJ’s nephew); TJ on search
  • Carr, Samuel (TJ’s nephew); TJ on search
  • Jefferson, Mitchie Ballow Pryor (TJ’s sister-in-law; Randolph Jefferson’s second wife); TJ sends greetings to search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); and death of M. J. Carr search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with R. Jefferson search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Opinions on; Carr family search
  • Marks, Anne Scott Jefferson (TJ’s sister; Hastings Marks’s wife); letters to accounted for search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); burials at search