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Martha B. Baker to Martha B. Eppes, 7 June [1820?]

You know not, how your letter has revived my spirits, every allowance is made by me, & am charitable in all I think, about you, for never have I seased to love & think of you, and as I knew full well your sufferings I have never blamed you for not writing, tho felt sorry I did not hear...

Martha B. Baker to Martha B. Eppes, 7 June [1820?]

We arrived here on thursday, & but for the horses giving fairly out, should have seen you with Mr Baker—my disappointment is very great, but will as soon as my horses recover visit you—You know not how much I think of you—& none of your friends feels your situation more than I do—Through...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 15 June 1820

Your favor of the 3d reached me last evening I have heard nothing of those articles that you were so kind as to order to be sent to me, perhaps there might not have been an opportunity to send them, there seems a difficulty attending geting any thing from Richmond Mr James wrote Your Brother that...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 30 June 1820 [Quote]

I know no error more consuming to an estate than that of stocking farms with men almost exclusively. I consider a woman who brings a child every two years as more profitable than the best man of the farm. what she produces is an addition to the capital, while his labors disappear in mere...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 6 July 1820

the examination is over, & was as you may suppose, neither splendid nor brilliant, yet mr Stack seems determined to put it in the papers, but I hope he will confine himself to the central gazette, whose the circulation of which is limited to a very narrow compass, & perhaps, will never...

Thomas Ragland to Nicholas P. Trist, 15 July 1820

I have omited to write to you for some time, because indeed I am so much of a recluse here as rarely to see the least thing that could afford you any entertainment. This is not the case with you at West Point, there, not a day passes but something transpires which would afford ample matter to...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 20 July 1820

Depuis La réception de Votre lettre du 20. avril ul. j’ai eu plusieurs accès de fièvre qui m’ont Confinés pendant deux Semaines dans la maison; le voisin est, très-à-propos, venu à mon aide et j’ai été très Satisfait de Sa manière de me traiter; ma fièvre dont l’intensité allait Journelement...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 20 July 1820

I replied to your favor of the 1st ult. on the day I received it, the 5th but my answer having by accident remained on my table untill another day I destroyed it, from the great value I allways set upon your opinion, as I had indulged too much in invective against particular persons, by whom I...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 25 July 1820

I have made up my mind to write to Father by the next mail, for 450 $ the sum which I will require to settle my affairs here and take me to Philadelphia. Although my debts at present amount to but a trifle, by the time that I will be ready to set off, which will be in the course of 3 or 4 months...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 July 1820

Altho I had detirmined to write to no one till I received replys to my letters, I can not resist the impulse of my heart to address my beloved Grand Son and to assure him of my affectionate solicitude for his health and happiness I am not uneasy at your long silence as I attribute it to your...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 29 July 1820 [Quote]

One of the propositions in your letter of the 8th inst. is so exactly suited to my situation and feelings on the subject of the negroes for Francis, that I cannot hesitate a moment to accede to it. it is that which proposes to loan me the stock you mean to lay out in this way, to be paid for two...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 3 Aug. 1820

I am in a greater dilemma than ever, & the difficulty of choice has increased instead of having diminished. Mr Stack wrote to Mr Patterson one of the professors at in the University of Pensylvania, requesting to know whether I could enter the Junior class (the second) at the same time giving...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 5 Aug. 1820

I ventured to postpone sending your Books to you while Correa de Serra who arrived 48 hours after me, this visit, should remain with Mr Jefferson. The imperfect copy of Wildenow++It ends with Monaecia; to which it is entire. which you lent to Girardin, and afterward to me, is to him, while among...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 11 Aug. 1820

The trunk (of Leather) was packed and the letter with it hastily written on the day Correa left us. I had much to do on my farm (4 miles off) on that day, and intended to have set out at day break next morning for Richmond, but was stoped by letters from Richmond informing me there was nothing...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 16 Aug. 1820

je reçois votre Lettre du 20. Juillet ul. il y a Sans doute qque fatalité attachée à la reception de ce check de $150. Dont le montant devrait être à votre disposition depuis plus de 8–mois; et je vous avoue que Si je me trouvais dans une toute autre position, j’enverrais promener les tireurs et...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Jacob De La Motta, 1 Sept. 1820 [Quote]

Th: Jefferson returns his thanks ... for the eloquent discourse on the Consecration of the Synagogue of Savannah ... it excites in him the gratifying reflection that his own country has been the first to prove to the world two truths, the most salutary to human society, that man can govern...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 13 Sept. 1820

We have reached our journey’s end my dear Mother, in safety, not without some disagreable adventures, such as being confined one whole day by the rain—at Flood’s tavern we left Uncle Eppes’s before sun-rise monday—the morning was lowering, and it was dropping rain before we set out, but you know...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 13 Sept. 1820

We have reached our journey’s end my dear Mother, in safety, not without some disagreable adventures, such as being confined one whole day by the rain—at Flood’s tavern we left Uncle Eppes’s before sun-rise monday—the morning was lowering, and it was dropping rain before we set out, but you know...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William C. Jarvis, 28 Sept. 1820 [Quote]

I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society, but the people themselves: and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their controul with a wholsome discretion, the remedy is, not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. this is the true...

Martha B. Baker to Martha B. Eppes, 5 Oct. [1820?]

I should have writen you my dear Sister immediately on my arrival here, but realy disliked burthening your minde with more than it now has to bear, to add my misseries to yours was not my wish—every member of the family myself excepted have been sick with the ague & fever—we came down two...

David M. Randolph (1798–1825) to Nicholas P. Trist, 6 Oct. 1820

When moments like the present occur (as they frequently recur do) when the fiend Ennui preys upon my mind, which like the entrails of Prometheus only is renovated to be again devoured; where shall I turn for consolation, but to the friend of my bosom, and such I fondly believe you to be, your...