Thomas Jefferson Papers

Randolph Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 23 June 1815

From Randolph Jefferson

June 23: 15

Dear brother

I Received yours by the boy the harness in which you were kind enough to lend us was intirely worn out so that they did not scarce las us over to prince Edward and back. mr patteson borrowed our gigg to go over to the springs and had the harness with the gigg and they lasted him as far as stanton on his way to the springs and there he left them and baught a new set in which he gave to us and as our gigg is demolished the harness is of no service to us1 now and have sent them over by your boy which you are very welcom too your boy informs u[s] of pore mrs Carrs death which I am extr[e]emly sorry to heare of we are very busy at this time in our harvest which I expect will be several days before we shall be able to finish my wife Joins me in love and respect to you and family.—I remain your most affectionately.—

Rh; Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP-CC); mutilated at fold; dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 25 June 1815 from Snowden but recorded in SJL as received a day earlier.

mrs carrs death: Eleanor B. Carr, the wife of TJ’s nephew Samuel Carr, died on 18 June 1815 (Richmond Enquirer, 15 July 1815).

1Reworked from “y.”

Index Entries

  • Carr, Eleanor B. (Samuel Carr’s wife); death of search
  • carriages; gigs search
  • Jefferson, Israel Gillette (TJ’s slave; b.1800); delivers message 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 death of E. B. Carr search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); and harvest at Snowden search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); lends gig search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); lends gig harness search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); letters from search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); TJ loans gig harness to search
  • Patteson, Reuben B. search
  • Snowden (R. Jefferson’s Buckingham Co. estate); harvest at search
  • springs; therapeutic search