Custom Dates

Dates

For instance, 1763-01
For instance, 1888-12
Showing 701 - 725 of 739 results

Joshua Baker to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 July 1820

Don & myself reached this place yesterday & he parted with me to day, as I am detained here on business of my Brother’s, we have had a very pleasant journey with the exception of the time, that we delayed at Mason County for our baggage which we put aboard of a boat at Wheeling &...

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...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Short, 4 Aug. 1820 [Quote]

this free exercise of reason is all I ask for the vindication of the character of Jesus. we find in the writings of his biographers matter of two distinct descriptions. first a ground work of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstitions, fanaticisms, & fabrications. intermixed...

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...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Francis Eppes, 6 Oct. 1820 [Quote]

your Latin & Greek should be kept up assiduously by reading at spare hours: and, discontinuing the desultory reading of the schools. I would advise you to undertake a regular course of history & poetry in both languages. in Greek, go first thro’ the Cyropaedia, and then read Herodotus,...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Richard Rush, 20 Oct. 1820 [Quote]

my greatest grief would be for the fatal effect of such an event on the hopes and happiness of the world. we exist, and are quoted, as standing proofs that a government, so modelled as to rest continually on the will of the whole society, is a practicable government. were we to break to pieces,...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 23 Oct. 1820

I plead guilty to the charge of laziness which you have been pleased to prefer against me & am now about to atone for it in the manner you wished. I had partly discharged the penance imposed upon me by the decree before it arrived, on a small sheet of paper which I suppose at first excited...

Elizabeth Trist to Emma Walker Gilmer, 26 Oct. 1820

I have been at length gratified with, receiving some testimony of your remembrance and also that of your Brothers—for not Receiving a line from any of you for a long time, I concluded that time and absence had erased me from your Remembrance, where there are so many that can scrible I might...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 1 Nov. 1820

My very Dear Grand Sons letter of the 23d of Sept has been longer than usual un acknowledged but I had nothing to communicate worth the Postage, Browse had been nearly five weeks without paying me a visit there was Some excuse for his not coming, the weather was bad for Several days and Mores...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 11 Nov. 1820

My mind is made up at last, & I have resolved on going to Columbia Philadelphia in preference to Columbia. F. Eppes wrote me immediately after his arrival there and from the tenor of his letter I formed no very high opinion of the place. one circumstance alone is enough to deter me, it is...

Mary J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 15 Nov. 1820

Mama & Cornelia both say that they are going to write to sister Ellen My dear Virginia & therefore I shall address my letter to you if you are so fortunate as to be able to desylpher a sccratch penned by candle light & in my incorrigible hand which you know of old—we all feel very...