The Life of Jane Randolph Jefferson
Priscilla Randolph, a relative of Thomas Jefferson, talked about Jefferson’s mother, Jane Randolph Jefferson. She gave some… read more
Priscilla Randolph, a relative of Thomas Jefferson, talked about Jefferson’s mother, Jane Randolph Jefferson. She gave some facts about Jane Jefferson including her parents' occupations, her marriage to Peter Jefferson, and her giving birth to ten children. She spoke about Thomas Jefferson’s letters which implied a callousness towards his mother. She compared his relationship to his mother to the relationship of the American colonies to Great Britain, in that Jefferson wanted to be free from his mother’s control just as the colonies wanted to be free from Great Britain’s control. Following her remarks, Ms. Randolph took questions from the audience. close
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