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James Nelson Barker to Elizabeth Trist, 24 Feb. 1811

Many thanks dear Madam—But justice loses nothing by mercy, and were I guilty my compunctions would only be increased by your kindness. My excuses may have been awkwardly made but that must not rob my assertions of their sincerity; And as I am desirous of more than partial belief I would fain...

Lucy Eppes Thweatt to Martha B. Eppes, 19 Mar. 1811

Changed indeed my dear Sister is our habitation by the absence of you all, I fear Matilda will not remain content she has been so gloomy that I have felt quite uneasy about her. Mr Thweatt has been constantly absent & only her & my self, she appears lost—we have a continuance of Perkins’s...

Harriet Hackley to Catharine Wistar Bache, 24 Mar. 1811

Can I flatter myself that my Dear Mrs bache will be pleased to hear from me after so long a silence? your affectionate letter was truly wellcome & I have no excuse to offer for so shameful a neglect in not answering it sooner than the state of my health, & spirits, which have both been...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Madame de Tessé, 27 Mar. 1811 [Quote]

Since I had last the pleasure of writing to you, I have to acknolege the reciept of your favors of 1809. June 12. & Oct. 9. & 1810. March 24. with the first came the seeds of the Paullinia or Koelreuteria, one of which has germinated, and is now growing. I cherish it with particular...

David Bailie Warden to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 14 April 1811

I take the liberty of informing you that it will give me great pleasure to purchase for you, at Paris, any article you may wish to procure I have been persecuted in a violent manner by gen Armstrong who, contrary to his verbal and written declaration stated, after my departure from Washington...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 16 Apr. 1811 [Quote]

the happiness & prosperity of our citizens ... I believe is the only legitimate object of government, and the first duty of governors, and not the slaughter of men, & devastation of the countries placed under their care, in pursuit of a fantastic honor, unallied to virtue or happiness;...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Hollins, 5 May 1811 [Quote]

the eyes of the virtuous, all over the earth, are turned with anxiety on us, as the only depositories of the sacred fire of liberty, and that our falling into anarchy would decide forever the destinies of mankind, and seal the political heresy that man is incapable of self government.

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 7 May 1811

Your kind favor of the 15th April was gratefully received and if you had not mention’d delicate health and weak sperits I shou’d have derived infinate pleasure from hearing from you for I really began to feel some little mortification at your long silence I came here last saturday in expectation...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 6 July 1811

your kind favor of the 9th June on the 4th of July I recd with joy and gratitude it was the first news I had of Marys arrival, and I began to be anxious about her if the same good fortune attends her in the settlement of her affairs with the Government as she experienced on the voyage it will...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Rush, 17 Aug. 1811 [Quote]

I have had a long attack of rheumatism, without fever, & without pain while I kept myself still. a total prostration of the muscles of the back, hips, & thighs deprived me of the power of walking, and leaves it still in a very impaired state. a pain, when I walk, seems to have fixed...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Clement Caines, 16 Sept. 1811 [Quote]

the retort, on European Censors, of their own practices on the liberties of man, the inculcation on the master of the moral duties which he owes to the slave, in return for the benefits of his service, that is to say, of food, cloathing, care in sickness, & maintenance under age &...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 18–19 Oct. [1811]

I have been looking for a letter from you for some time, and began to be apprehensive least some of the family were sick, or somthing had happend to draw your attention from me for so long a period, for you have always been so kind and attentive to me, that I cou’d not attribute your silence to...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Elizabeth Trist, 12 Nov. 1811

I am truly obliged to you my Dear Friend for having written to me with out waiting for my answers in truth it is impossible for me to be regular in my correspondance with any one. I am at this moment writing in the room with 4 of the children chattering around me, and it is always the case more...

John Wayles Eppes to Unknown, [ca. 1812–1816]

I have the honour to transmit to you the enclosed letters—I have no personal acquaintance with the young gentleman in whose favour they are written. The gentlemen who have interested themselves for him are all men of reputation and worth. Mr Stephenson is Speaker of the Legislature of Virginia—Mr...