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Mary Trist Jones (Tournillon) to Catharine Wistar Bache, 25 June 1812

In my last letter I promised to give you an account of my affairs on the return of my Mother, but Alas, my health, which was then flattering, has prevented me, I have had a severe attack of my breast, which obliged me to submit to the opinion of my physician who had earnestly recommended bleeding...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 3 May 1812

I take the earliest opportunity to acknowledge the receipt of your Welcome favor which was to have been forwarded by Harmer he has beheaved most shockingly to be sure, and when I see him I shall give him a good scolding I wrote to Mrs Thompson for some little things that I wanted or shou’d want...

Caroline House to Elizabeth Trist, 12 May 1812

Except my thanks dearest Aunt for your obliging favour, believe me to hear from you is one of the greatest pleasures I enjoy. I often peruse your letters with sentiments of affection mingled with respectful sympathy for your sorrows and admiration at your fortitude they likewise leave a sadness...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Peachy R. Gilmer, 30 May 1812

Your second favor of May 2d has just reached me. I received the first sometime in March and when I went next to Richmond communicated the contents to Mrs David Meade Randolph who as might be expected was greatly pleased and promised to have copies of the title papers ready against I came down...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 11 June 1812 [Quote]

before the revolution they were in the habit of coming often, & in great numbers to the seat of our government, where I was very much with them. I knew much the great Outassetè, the warrior and orator of the Cherokees. he was always the guest of my father, on his journies to & from...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 28 June 1812 [Quote]

my houshold manufactures are just getting into operation on the scale of a Carding machine ... which may be worked by a girle of 12. years old, a Spinning machine ... carrying 6. spindles for wool, to be worked by a girl also, another ... carrying 12. spindles for cotton, & a loom, with a...

Caroline House to Elizabeth Trist, 2 Aug. 1812

The day I sent my last letter to the office my dearest Aunt Uncle Isaac arrived accompanied by Mrs Course Cousin Charles and Elizabeth their second Daugter they remained with us three weeks Uncle’s health was considerable improved when he departed but am sorry to say not restored, Doct Watkins...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 28 Sept. 1812

How truly welcome wou’d have been your kind favor of Augst 18th if it had not intimated your want of health your long silence induced me to think all was not as I wish’d with you, or that you had left the city on some excursion, that Idea, prevented my writing to appease my anxiety tho I felt...

Harriet Hackley to Catharine Wistar Bache, 25 Nov. 1812

I have waited a long time in vain for an answer my dear Mrs Bache to my last letter, I will not think you have forgotten me, as the idea would be productive of real unhappiness but will account for it in some other way: I live so retir’d a life & have in the general way so little to...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Henry Middleton, 8 Jan. 1813 [Quote]

indeed it seems to me that in proportion as Commercial avarice & corruption advance on us from the North and East, the principles of free government are to retire to the agricultural states of the South & West, as their last asylum & bulwark. with honesty & self-government for...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Melish, 13 Jan. 1813 [Quote]

the book I have read with extreme satisfaction and information. as to the Western states particularly, it has greatly edified me; for of the actual condition of that interesting portion of our country I had not an adequate idea. I feel myself now as familiar with it as with the condition of the...

Caroline House to Elizabeth Trist, 25 Jan. 1813

With pleasure my dear Aunt do I take up my pen to acknowledge your favour dated 6th December and assure you of my unfeigned thanks for the agreeable intelligence it conveyed spending your time to your satisfaction must be truly pleasing to a mind formed to enjoy congenial society such as you...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 1 Feb. 1813

It is a long time My ever dear friend since I have had the satisfaction of hearing from you; hope indisposition has not caused your long silence not a day passes without thinking of you and shou’d write to you more frequently, but the fear of being too obtrusive deters me, I want to hear if this...