!!!DON'T REPOST ON TUMBLR!!!a little present for someone i know :3 : Thomas and Martha Jefferson
-so now, a little bit of history and about this couple :
Throughout their almost eleven-year marriage, the Jeffersons appeared to have been deeply devoted to each other, sharing common passion for music, literature and a mutual suport.
On 1782, Ms. Jefferson’s health took a turn to the worse, and Martha died on September 6, a few months after the birth of her last child. Jefferson was so distraught, he did not remarry and remained a widower for the rest of his life, as he promised to his wife.
He was inconsolable in his loss and “was led from the room almost in a state of insensibility by his sister Mrs. Carr, who, with great difficulty, got him into his library where he fainted, and remained so long insensible that they feared he would never revive.” After the funeral, he withdrew to his room for three weeks. Afterward he spent hours riding horseback alone around Monticello. His daughter Martha wrote, “In those melancholy rambles I was his constant companion, a solitary witness to many a violent burst of grief.”
Not until mid-October did Jefferson begin to resume a normal life when he wrote, “emerging from that stupor of mind which had rendered me as dead to the world as was she whose loss occasioned it.”(…)“All my plans of comfort and happiness were reversed by a single event…”
He carried a folded piece of paper with her handwriting with him the rest of his life along with a lock of her hair.
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