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John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 9 Feb. 1813

I met Mr Norvel on Friday last who told me that your cousin Wayles and yourself were well and had written but that he had forgotten your letters and left them on his table at home. I have not heard from your grand papa since you left us. Robert Bolling is still at home—His Father means to try and...

Harriet Hackley to Catharine Wistar Bache, 17 Feb. 1812

Since the receipt of your kind letter my dear friend I have been very ill, which must plead my excuse for having so long delay’d to answer it. my health is now restored, or nearly so, & with pleasure I hasten to thank you for your prompt attention to my wishes—Poor Don Felix! I am truly sorry...

Marie Trist Jones (Tournillon) to Nicholas P. Trist, 4 Mar. 1813

The last mail did not bring me a letter from you my darling Nicholas—I suppose you wrote to your grandmother Trist, who has the tenderest affection for you and you are the dearest object she has in this world, I feel confident you will never neglect giving every proof in your power of that...

Isaac A. Coles to Thomas Mann Randolph, 4 Apr. 1813

Lieut Peyton has been ordered to recruit at Charlottesville, & I avail myself of the Opportunity of introducing him to your Acquaintance, as one of the more promising young officers of your Regiment— I have to day sent off a company to join Lt Col: Preston’s Detachment, which with the two...

Elizabeth Trist to Sarah Maria Thompson, 10 Apr. 1813

A thousand thanks, My Dr Girl, for your kind letter of the 6th Feby, which I shou’d have acknowledged sooner had I not written to your Mother so recently. I shou’d have enjoy’d your sprightly strain if it had not been attended with an account of your want of health, a circumstance that really...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Elizabeth Trist, 10 May 1813 [Quote]

I brought the inclosed book to this place, the last fall, intending to forward it to you; but having a neighbor here who loves to laugh, I lent it to him to read; he lent it to another, and so it went the rounds of the neighborhood and is returned to me at my Spring visit to this place. I now...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 27 May 1813 [Quote]

Another of our friends of 76. is gone, my dear Sir, another of the Co-signers of the independance of our country. and a better man, than Rush, could not have left us, more benevolent, more learned, of finer genius, or more honest. we too must go; and that ere long.

Nicholas P. Trist to Elizabeth Trist, 25 July 1813

The miscarriages of the post I suppose has been the cause of my receiving no news from you for it is three months since I have received any I have had a fever but am now & totally recovered. I hope that you are well in good health as well as all my Dear cousins. The fourth of July was...

Thomas Mann Randolph to William Stake Jett, Aug. 1813

Doctor Mitchell will join you at Baltimore with the men of your company who were left at Fort Warburton sick and afterwards removed here. Two of them have chronical complaints and will be sent on to remain at the nearest recruiting rendezvous of the 20th Regiment, untill they get well or desire...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Isaac McPherson, 13 Aug. 1813 [Quote]

if nature has made any one thing less susceptible, than all others, of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an Idea; which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of...