Thomas Jefferson Papers

Dabney Carr to Thomas Jefferson, 14 March 1813

From Dabney Carr

Winchester. March 14th 1813

Dear Sir.

your letter of Feb. 27 was received by the last mail. Mr Randolph, was in this place, when I came to it last fall, & had resided here for some time previous; but soon after that, he left it, & has been since, as I am to be, with his son in law, Mr B. Taylor in Jefferson County, not far from the little village of Charleston: Being informed this morning, that Doctr Grayson, of this Town, was going immediately to Charleston, I have confided the letter to him; telling him, that it was on business of importance; & requesting that he would give it the speediest conveyance to Mr Randolph. I have no doubt he will attend to it—I enclosed the letter, in one from myself to Mr R. in which, without intimating that I was acquainted with the contents of your’s I mentioned to him, your anxiety to hear from him, & my confidence, that he would not delay a reply.

I have heard that his mind is considerably strengthened of late; & I have very little doubt, that he will be quite well enough, to attend to your request.

Be pleased Sir, to mention me affectionately to your daughter & her family; & believe me truly & sincerely

yours &C

D Carr

RC (ViU: TJP-CC); endorsed by TJ as received 31 Mar. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); forwards letter search
  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); letters from search
  • Grayson, Robert O.; conveys letter search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Mazzei, Philip; Richmond property of search
  • Randolph, Edmund; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Randolph, Edmund; health of search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); greetings to search
  • Taylor, Bennett (Edmund Randolph’s son-in-law) search