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Thomas Mann Randolph to Mary House Gilmer, [ca. 1804–1825]

Thos M. Randolph presents his most respectfull compliments to Mrs P. R. Gilmer. In compliance with a promise to Mr Gilmer made this moment he informs her that Mr G. has set out from Edgehill for Richmond with an intention to go a few miles this evening so as to be sure of geting in tomorrow. He...

John Wayles Eppes to James Thruston Hubard, [ca. 1810]

our little boy is I hope much better though too un well still for Martha to leave him. This circumstance would have prevented her visiting you today & will deprive her of that pleasure tomorrow— We shall be very glad to see you & Mrs Hubard on any day when you can come over—accept for her...

Ann C. Randolph Bankhead to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 2 Feb. 1810

I am very sorry My Dear Mama That Jefferson has given you so bad an account of Mary & one that she does not deserve at all. it is true she was not as good then as she was before & has been since but I attributed it to their teasing her so much you know what a tease...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 23 Mar. 1810

Your letter of yesterday making known your willingness to present yourself as a Candidate for the Senate immediately gives me great satisfaction. I am in the first place gratified in a public matter of very great importance; for most certainly I should without hezitation if the election rested on...

Samuel House to Elizabeth Trist, 6 Apr. 1810

After a long silence for which I am ashamed, I have to Apologize to you for such neglectful behaviour, I again went down to enquire after the health and happiness of my Dear Aunt, as such an opportunity offers which I readily embrace, & hope you will forget past negligence, If I promise,...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 29 May 1810

as I am satisfied of the kind and friendly interest you take in my family am induced to communicate all that comes from them, tho at present I write with difficulty as I have a poultis on my thumb in consiquence of a gathering which is attended with some pain but I am in hopes that it will soon...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 3 June 1810

I, was delighted my Dear Nicholas at the receipt of your letter which was a testimony of your remembrance as also of your application to your duties, which from your Mothers Lamentation for the loss you had sustaind in the Death of your Father and her inability to pay the attention you required,...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 17 July 1810

I am fated not enjoy tranquility of mind for any length of time poor Mary what is to become of her and the family by Mr Grimes sophistry she is deprived of every means of support beside being involved in debt, gracious God what will not a deceiving villian effect. I am sorry that she did not...

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