Thomas Jefferson Papers

Randolph Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 26 May 1813

From Randolph Jefferson

may 26the 1813.—

Dear Brother

I received your friendly letter by the boy they cetch no shad a tall at this time so that I have sent James up to warren to try and procure some carp for you and have wrote to mr Brown a bout them if it is in his power to git any to fernish your boy with what you derected him to bring in the barril alive I have understood they cetch a number there every night in the mill race I will endeavour to fix Lilburne as soon as possible and send him a greable to your request and hope he will endeavour to improve him self by applying closely to his book I will do my best to have the rode put in better order a gainst you come a long as fare as the shop on the rode we are extreemly oblige to you in respect to the spining ginney as letting your boy come by and leaveing it with us as it was more then we could of asked of you at any rate or expected I am extreemly oblige to you for your advice as to managing my farm but am afraid it will be two great an undertakeing for me your method I highly approve of I hope mr Brown will fernish you with the carp if they cetch any you will be so good as to tell my sister marks that we shall be extreemly happy to see her hear and that I will retern with her if she will come over my wife Joins with me in love to you and family.—

I am with the warmest Esteem and regard your cincearly—

Rh; Jefferson

PS dont be in dred of the old rode I will have that put In good order a gainst you come a long for you.—

RC (ViU: TJP-CC); endorsed by TJ as received 26 May 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

William brown kept a tavern in Warren (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1327, 1367; Woods, Albemarle, 58, 287).

Index Entries

  • agriculture; crop rotation search
  • Brown, William (of Warren); and fish for TJ search
  • carp search
  • education; at Monticello search
  • fish; carp search
  • fish; shad search
  • food; carp search
  • food; shad search
  • Gillette, James (TJ’s slave; b.1796); and fish for TJ search
  • Jefferson, James Lilburne (TJ’s nephew; Randolph Jefferson’s son); education of search
  • Jefferson, Mitchie Ballow Pryor (TJ’s sister-in-law; Randolph Jefferson’s second wife); sends greetings to TJ search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); and A. S. Marks search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); and fish for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); and road repairs search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); letters from search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); spinning jenny for search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); TJ’s advice to on crop rotation search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with R. Jefferson search
  • machines; spinning jenny search
  • Marks, Anne Scott Jefferson (TJ’s sister; Hastings Marks’s wife); and R. Jefferson search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); fish for search
  • shad; mentioned search
  • spinning jennies search