Thomas Jefferson Papers

Randolph Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 2 April 1815

From Randolph Jefferson

april 2: 15

Dear brother

my sister marks arrived heare very safe on friday Evening, but was verry much fatigued after her Jorney. I have got pritty well a gane, but Extreemly week at this time, Scarce able to walk. I am exceedingly oblige to you for the things you sent me, I have Just sold to charles A: Scott, 70 acres of my low grounds, at a hundred dollers pr acre, for which he is to make the first payment a bout the twelth of this month, which will take me out of debt with every1 man that I am involved with and which will enable me to keep all my Slaves as long as I live. the next payment he is to make me this time twelve months. I will try and take a ride over some time this summer if my health will permit. the river is so high that they cant put in the sane to fish, but as soon as the river gits down so as they ketch any we will immidiately send you over a parcel by Squire. my wife Joins me in love and affection to you and family.—I am you most affectionately

Rh; Jefferson

ps Jefferson & young Wilson Nicholas took a ride to see me on saterday but made no stay of account with us for the first time.—

RC (ViU: TJP-CC); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Apr. 1815 from Snowden and so recorded in SJL.

sane: “seine.” jefferson: Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

1Manuscript: “ev every.”

Index Entries

  • fish; in James River search
  • food; fish search
  • James River; water level 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); finances of search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); health of search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); letters from search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); proposed visit to Monticello search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); slaves of search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); visitors to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with R. Jefferson search
  • Marks, Anne Scott Jefferson (TJ’s sister; Hastings Marks’s wife); visits R. Jefferson and family search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (ca.1796–1828); visits R. Jefferson search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); visits R. Jefferson search
  • Scott, Charles A.; purchases land from R. Jefferson search
  • slaves; of R. Jefferson search
  • Squire (R. Jefferson’s slave) search