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Jefferson's Boyhood Residence

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lenerson spent part of his early boybood at Tuekahoe, on the James river, a fine house still in existence about 14 miles west of Kichmond, which has not parted with the traditions inseparable from an oíd Virginia mansión, including a bed slept in by General Washington, a perambnlating ghost who wrings his hands before cock crow and stables where a stnd of thoroughbred horses consnmed annually "1,000 barrels of corn. " Near the flower garden, with its box edged walks, stands a little brick bnilding styled the schoolhonse, wherein etudièd together Thomas Jefiferson and Thomas Mann Randolph, the boy heir of the estáte, to which his guardián, Peter Jefferson, had removed with his family, the better to watch over his orphaned charge. This Thomas Mann Randolph married, flrst, Anne, daughter of Archibald Cary of Ampthill, the flery patriot of the Revolution, known by the sobriquet of "Old Iron. " The oldest son of this marriage becarne Mr. Jefferson's son-in-law. Very late in life Colouel Randolph solaoed his widowerhood by taking to wife a beautiful young girl in her teens, Miss Gabriella Harvie of Richmond, an event thatsoon scatteredfrom herhusband'shome theohildren of his flrst marriage. One migbt go f ar without finding advice so kind, so températe, in such esquisite sympathy with the difflculties of poor human nature in families of diverse elemente, as that of the letter written byMr. Jefferson to hisdaughter pon the subject of this marriageof her father-in-law in 1790. An odd outeome of the much discussed nuptials was that the new Mrs. Randolph, imperiously ignoring the fact that her oldest stepson was already in possession of the name, bestowed upon her own son also his father's name of Thomas Mann Bandolph. From this high spirited and captivating Mrs. Gabriella Randolph descended the Misses Ella and Emily Chapman of Philadelphia, married respectively to the Marquia Louis de Podestad and


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