Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Mann Randolph, 5 March 1817

To Thomas Mann Randolph

Montic[el]lo Mar. 5. 17.

Dear Sir

I inclose you a letter from Judge Peters, president of the board of agriculture at Philadelphia, solliciting either a drawing or a model of your hill-side plough. I prefer sending it to you while at Varina, because as you have Isaac there you may find it as easy to have the plough made there as a model, and from Varina you can give it a ready passage to Philadelphia. this however as is convenient to yourself.

Anne continued mending and was able to be taken up out of her bed and to sit up two or three days, until she was taken with a bowel complaint which has checked her course of convalescence. Dr Bankhead had gone down before this came on her. every body else is well here.   At court the day before Yesterday, Yancey declined offering himself for any thing; and Maury1 having declined also, Dabney Minor & Capt Clarke became sole candidates. no opposition to Cabell. ever and affectionately yours.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (ViU: TJP-ER); on verso of reused address cover of William Sampson to TJ, 9 Jan. 1817; dateline faint; at foot of text: “Colo T. M. Randolph”; endorsed by TJ. For the enclosed letter from Richard Peters to TJ, 15 Feb. 1817, not found, see note to TJ to Joshua Stow, 23 Mar. 1817. Enclosed in TJ to Bernard Peyton, 5 Mar. 1817 (not found) (see Peyton to TJ, 10 Mar. 1817, and note).

anne: Ann C. Bankhead.

1TJ here canceled “& mr Clarke.”

Index Entries

  • agriculture; Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture search
  • Albemarle County Court, Va. search
  • Bankhead, Ann (Anne) Cary Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter; Charles Lewis Bankhead’s wife); health of search
  • Bankhead, John; family of search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; as Va. state senator search
  • Clarke, Mr. (of Albemarle Co.); as political candidate search
  • health; of TJ’s family search
  • Isaac (slave); with T. M. Randolph at Varina search
  • Maury, Thomas Walker; as Va. legislator search
  • Peters, Richard; and plows search
  • Peters, Richard; as president of Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture search
  • Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture; and T. M. Randolph’s hillside plow search
  • plows; T. M. Randolph’s hillside search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); hillside plow of search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); letters to search
  • Yancey, Charles (1766–ca.1825); as Va. legislator search