Thomas Jefferson Papers

Christopher Clark to Thomas Jefferson, 5 December 1816

From Christopher Clark

Grove Decr 5 16

Dear Sir

We are Verry much obliged by your friendly enquire of this morning Mrs Clark is I trust better: the fever we have Rebuked if not Removed her debility is yet excessive but will sincerly hope be Restord by time The baby is well and thriving

I avail myself of this occasion to express my deep Regret that the situation of the family has deprived us of the society of yourself and the young Ladies during this Visit It will not be the case we fondly hope the next time you come up our endeavours then will be exerted to make their time more agreeable Can only now bid you a Melancholy farewell

Chris Clark

RC (MHi); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esquir Poplar Forest”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Dec. 1816 and so recorded in SJL.

the young ladies were TJ’s granddaughters Cornelia J. Randolph and Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge).

Index Entries

  • Clark, Christopher Henderson; family of search
  • Clark, Christopher Henderson; letters from search
  • Clark, Christopher Henderson; regrets not seeing TJ search
  • Clark, Mary Norvell (Christopher Henderson Clark’s second wife); health of search
  • Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter); visits Poplar Forest search
  • fevers; treatment for search
  • health; fever search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ’s grandchildren visit search
  • Randolph, Cornelia Jefferson (TJ’s granddaughter); visits Poplar Forest search