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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...

Mary J. Randolph to [Ann C. Randolph Bankhead?], [c. 1814-1824]

I have given the list of seeds enclosed in your note to Grand papa he says he will send you the collection he promised you in a few days as they are it is not ready yet—Sister Ellen says desires me to say in answer to your enquiries about her knee that the ribbons have widened lengthened &...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [1819–1825]

Although I have not time to answer your letter at length my dearest Mother yet the subjects of it are so interesting, that I write a few lines mainly to let you know that I have recieved it. thank god the most urgent of my dear fathers debts can now be paid off, and after the sale of Varina we...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson's Autobiography, 6 Jan.-29 July 1821 [Quote]

I was written to in 1785. (being then in Paris) by Directors appointed to superintend the building of a Capitol in Richmond, to advise them as to a plan, and to add to it one of a prison. thinking it a favorable opportunity of introducing into the state an example of architecture in the classic...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 9 Jan. 1821

After being denied the pleasure of hearing from you for two months I need not assure you that yr favor of the 25th was very acceptable for I began to be very uneasey, for I cou’d not suffer my self to believe that your long silence was altogether caused by indolence or indifference towards my...

Inventory of Wilson Cary Nicholas's Personal Estate, 13 Jan. 1821

In obedience of the annexed order to us directed by the worshipfull Court of Albemarle we have this day (the 13th January 1821) proceeded to make out an inventory & appraisement of all the personal estate of Colo Wilson Cary Nicholas Deceased or so much as was shewn us by the Administrators...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 26 Jan. 1821

Enfin, mon cher trist, j’ai le plaisir de Vous annoncer, par cette présente, L’envoi De Votre Sabre et De Votre épée, par le navire phoebé ann, ci-Joint Vous En trouverez le Connaissement: comme La Caisse qui renferme ces objets a été Sujette depuis Son départ De France à plusieurs inconvénients;...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 9 Feb. 1821

Your letter of the 25th Jany reach’d me on the 7th I had been expecting to hear from you and began to be anxious, not because I did not get a letter as soon as I wish’d but the severity of the winter made me fear for your health in that bleak Northerly situation where exposures are apt to create...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Breckinridge, 15 Feb. 1821 [Quote]

I learn with deep affliction that nothing is likely to be done for our University this year. so near as it is to the shore that one shove more would land it there, I had hoped that would be given, and that we should open with the next year an institution on which the fortunes of our country...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 28 Feb. 1821

After experiencing great anxiety about you and Browse we were made happy last week by receiving four letters, one from your Brother of the 6th of January, and three from you, dated the 24th and 28 of December, and the 12th of January. Yours were some what in a mutilated state, however we made out...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 28 Feb. 1821

After experiencing great anxiety about you and Browse we were made happy last week by receiving four letters, one from your Brother of the 6th of January, and three from you, dated the 24th and 28 of December, and the 12th of January. Yours were some what in a mutilated state, however we made out...

Joseph C. Cabell to Thomas Mann Randolph, 1 Mar. 1821

On casting my eye over the paper respecting the poor school system I find an error in the case of Nelson County. There is no draft for 1820. Whereas I am sure the county did draw—and it is manifest that this must have been the case—because so great a balance could not otherwise exist. Might it...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 2 Mar. 1821

My desire to keep myself from being involved in any error which the extreme hurry might produce alone induced me to make known that I took no part in the Tuesday meeting of the Board of the Literary Fund. It would have given me much pleasure to have aided in any way, in or out of Board, in...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 9 Mar. [1821]

I must write to you my dear Mother in a short and hurried manner, for breakfast is nearly ready and my letter must be finished immediately after that Burwell may take it with him to the office; but short & hurried as it may be it will serve to let you know that I am well and amused—since the...

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