Thomas Jefferson Papers

Randolph Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 29 December 1814

From Randolph Jefferson

Decemr 29: 14

Dear Brother

I would be greatly oblige to you if mr Randolph has reternd home from Richmond if you will be so good as to ask him to send old Stephen1 over with my watch as I am at the greatest loss in the world for the want of her and at the same time would take it a great favour of you to send the bitch by him that you were so good as to give me when I was over as I have a great desire to see her I have waited with all the patience I am master of expecting Stephen over for three weaks and he has not come yet and I suppose it is on account of mr Randolphs not reterning home from Richmond yet if mr Randolph has not reternd Stephen may wait and as soon as he gits back you will be pleased to send Stephen over with my watch & bitch as it is out of my power to leave home at this time we are all well heare at present my wife Joins me in love to you and family.

I am your most affectionattely

Rh: Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP-CC); dateline at foot of text; with unrelated calculations by TJ on verso; endorsed by TJ as received 31 Dec. 1814 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “Stphen.”

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  • dogs; and R. Jefferson search
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  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); and dogs search
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  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); watch of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with R. Jefferson search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); and R. Jefferson’s watch search
  • Stephen (hired hand); as T. M. Randolph’s employee search
  • watches; R. Jefferson’s search