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Martha Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 1 July 1822

I should not have waited for Your letter My very dear Nicholas to have written to you, could My mind have suggested one solitary argugment of comfort. time alone, can soothe the heart, and all that the strongest reason can do, is to assist its operation by attention to the physical as well as...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 7 July 1822

You will not think, I know, my beloved Virginia, from my tardiness in answering your two last letters, that my heart has been backward in acknowledging the tenderness that breathes throughout them.— They show me that I am loved as I wish to be;—as I, myself, Love: do not therefore be too...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William J. Coffee, 10 July 1822 [Quote]

You are right in what you have thought and done as to the Metops of our Doric pavilion. those of the baths of Diocletian are all human faces, and so are to be those of our Doric pavilion. but in my middle room at Poplar Forest, I mean to mix the faces and ox-sculls, a fancy which I can indulge in...

Extract from John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, 12 July 1822 [Quote]

Your number of 1267. letters in a year, does not surprise me; I have no list of mine, and I could not make one without a weeks research. and I do not believe I ever received one quarter part of your number. And I very much doubt whether I received in the same year one twelfth part; There are...

Extract from John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, 12 July 1822 [Quote]

I hope one day your letters will be all published in volumes. They will not always appear Orthodox, or liberal in politicks; but they will exhibit a mass of Taste, Sense, Literature and Science, presented in a sweet simplicity, and a neat elegance of Stile, which will be read with delight in...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 29 July 1822

It is well, my dearest Virginia, you did not wait for a sight of the sun’s “blessed face” before writing, for my indignation had been gathering for three or four weeks, and I had fixed on to-day for pouring it forth— Don’t infer from this that my disposition is an exacting one, in general; it is...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 11 Aug. 1822

I wish, my dearest Love, I had another letter from you, to answer today, for they are certainly by far my greatest source of pleasure. next comes that of writing to you, and the consciousness that I am preparing pleasure to “her whom I love best on earth”; which you see I indulge in tolerably...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 19 Aug. 1822

I hope the fever which you have had is not the prelude of a more serious attack, My Dear Nicholas, but as this is the most sickly part of the year I would recommend great care of your health, to preserve which, strict attention to the diet, regular exercise before the heat of the day, and an...

Virginia Cary to Louisa Cocke, 30 Aug. 1822

I send up according to agreement, to let the Gen: know that I am in readiness to receive his despatches for Albemarle, (as I contemplate commencing my journey tomorrow morning) & will with pleasure take charge of the fruit for Mr Jefferson, & any other commands he may honour me with, to...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 1 Sept. 1822

No apology is due to me Dearest Nicholas for any delay in answering my letters, who have now before me two of yours unanswered. It is really a singular circumstance that loving you, and thinking of you as much as I do, I should still be so much under the influence of a habit contracted in early...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 8 Sept. 1822

I have been owing you a letter for a long time, my dear Nicholas, and have delayed writing, in the hope that an improved state of health and spirits would have enabled me to discharge my debt with some pleasure to you, as well as to my self, but days and weeks have passed, and left as they found...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 12 Sept. 1822

Your last, written more than six weeks ago, informed me of the existing indisposition of several of the family. A “mere circumstance,” how ever, I suppose; since I am indebted, for any alleviation of my uneasiness on the subject, to an “all’s well” in a letter Browse lately got from Francis.—I am...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 2 Oct. 1822

I am surprised that you do not Receive my letters in due time, for those your Brother and self write me, are seldom more than 21 days before they reach me and a free communication with your self and Brother is the greatest happiness that I at present enjoy, I am sorry to hear that you have been...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Maria Hadfield Cosway, 24 Oct. 1822 [Quote]

I, am laying the foundation of an University in my native state, which I hope will repay the liberalities of it’s legislature by improving the virtue and science of their country, already blest with a soil and climate emulating those of your favorite Lodi. I have been myself the Architect of the...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 31 Oct. 1822

I have waited a few days to enable me to have a good report to give you of Mama’s health, Dearest Nicholas, in my answer to the letter I received from you a few days ago. when I wrote last I mention’d a slight head-ache which she Mama was afflicted with, but which lasted a very short time;...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, 2 Nov. 1822 [Quote]

in our village of Charlottesville there is a good degree of religion with a small spice only of fanatacism. we have four sects, but without either church or meeting house. the Court house is the common temple, one Sunday in the month to each. here episcopalian and presbyterian, methodist and...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 12 Nov. 1822

I have been disappointed in hearing from you as I expected certainly to have done this evening, My Dear Nicholas, and have a great mind not to write to you atall, until I do get a letter, but as you have constituted your self the “repository” of all that passes in my thoughts, the terror and...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 17 Nov. 1822

It is just a year to day; my dear Nicholas since we left Monticello together, you, anticipating a long fatiguing journey, I, a short and pleasant one (in your society in spite of bad weather and roads) and a winter of gaiety & amusement—Time as he bears us along with him frequently appears to...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 28 Nov. 1822

I received your welcome favor of the 21st October last Evening I had been expecting Brother a letter from your Brother not having had that pleasure for some time but he seems not to have that feeling towards me that wou’d excite much sensibility or he wou’d delight in giving pleasure to his poor...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 1 Dec. 1822

mon cher trist. âprès avoir mûrement réfléchi et pris L’avis de plusieurs personnes nous ne Saurions différer de faire notre encaisse: nos affaires en Sont au point que, Si malheureusement nous manquions notre récolte L’année prochaine il nous Serait impossible de trouver à renouveler nos Billets...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 4 Dec. 1822

c’est le Coeur navré de Douleur que je Vous écris: je Viens De remettre à antoine Le même avec lequel je Suis descendu une lettre pour Vous: il faut aussi-tôt Son arrivée que Vous partiez avec les nègres que j’ai achetés L’ann Cette année: faites En Sorte qu’ils Soient le plus aussi propres que...