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Joseph C. Cabell’s Notes on the University Bill, [19–25 Jan. 1819]

Site of the University. Mode of Center of Territory will be spoken of. It If this were a proper criterion, it shd certainly be the center of the habitable territory. If the immense tracts of barren mountains beyond the Ridge be thrown out of view, as they might the center of territory wd probably...

Extract from William C. Rives to John H. Cocke, 20 Jan. 1819 [Quote]

I am very happy in being able, at last, to congratulate you on the success of the Bill for the establishment of an University at the Central college. It was carried, on yesterday, by in the House of Delegates by the overwhelming & unexpected majority of 141 to 28 ... Among the many sources of...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 26 Jan. 1819

I have been here for a week and have had the blues all the time, It is indeed a miserable place and can hardly be borne with after spending a month at monticello, however “sic fata voluissent” I dont know how long I am to stay, an age I expect if I am to wait for the university. I think I must...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Hore Browse Trist, 27 Jan. 1819

les années Se Suivent et ne Se ressemblent pas, mon cher Browse, c’est un vieil adage, dont malheureusement je ne reconnais que trop la vérité: les éléments ne Se Sont point conjurés contre nous, mais un nous a manquë; le printems et l’été Se Sont passés Sans pluie c’est ce qui nous a causé le...

Dabney Cosby to John Bowyer, 28 Jan. 1819

I have become an applicant for Employment at the Central College and am told It is necssary to furnish satisfactory testimony of my Qualifications as a Man & Workman. If you have it in your Power to be serviceable to me in that respect I shall at all times be ready to acknowledge the favor.—a...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 28 Jan. 1819

your favor of the 12th instant I received to day, I began as the Irish say, to think long at not getting some proof of your remembrance, but come when it will it brings its welcome with it, Your cousins Peachey ...

Wilson M. C. Fairfax to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 Jan. 1819

yours of the 13th inst came to hand after 7 days’ passage. No Wonder the Cadets are so anxious to hear from their “Army of Observation.” Donelson will receive a “Bulletin” with the same mail that conveys this to you: containing “a victory of over our opponents” and one which if you will...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 3 Feb. 1819

I am induced to take up the pen tho I have so recently address’d you, to inform you of an event that will give you pain, as it has me and indeed every one that witness’d the action, to be Brief then, I shall inform you of what I have heard, Bankhead had written a very abusive letter to Mrs...

Hetty Carr to Dabney S. Carr, 5 Feb. 1819

I received a letter from Maria & yourself in one. in this letter you say you will leave Baltimore on the 9 or 10 of march. have you gotten permission for me to remove my Slaves there. if you have not I cannot go until then as I would not remove one of them without having permission. I have...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 7 Feb. 1819

I was surprised on looking into the drawer where I put my letters to find the enclosed, which I thought had been Sent to the post Office, I open’d it with the intention of taking Some extracts and of noticing some things that you had mention’d, that of the musick which was not in the letter, and...

Alexander Garrett to [John H. Cocke], 8 Feb. 1819

I recieved by Mr. Neilson the kale seed sent Mr. Minor & myself for which please accept my thanks.The occurance which took place at our last court between Mr. Bankhead and Mr. J. Randolph, prevented me from comeing down on wednessday last as I intended, the pa and will continue to prevent my...

Hetty Carr to Dabney S. Carr, 9 Feb. 1819

I received your letter informing me that Montgomery will ask me $150. this appears to be an extravagant price. Mr Minor is not willing to give it. it would be cheaper t for him to send me in his carriage. you must tell montgomery this Mr Minor would give 7$ a day which is the price in Richmond....

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 24 Feb. 1819

You will have no cause to complain of my neglecting you on the contrary I fear I shall become tiresome but you will excuse me when you know my motive is to give you pleasure. last Sunday I received a very affectionate letter from your Dear Mother date 22d ...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 24 Feb. 1819

ma De lettre écrite à votre frère Renfermait deux checks de $300. chaque dont un à votre ordre: d’âprès le désir que vous aviez manifesté à votre maman dans une de vos lettres j’ai envoyé à Browse celui qui vous était destiné: j’espère que le tout Sera arrivé à Sa destination, c’est ce que j...

José Corrêa da Serra to Thomas Mann Randolph, 1 Mar. 1819

Your Letter of the 14th Last came to my hands in due time, and would have been immediately answered, was it not for the many Letters for Portugal and the Brazils, which admitted no delay, the ships which are the only mails for those countries being on the eve of departure. I thank you exceedingly...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 4 Mar. [1819?]

We arrived safe with your little Pat my dearest Jane, yesterday evening, in time for her grandfather to see her with all the advantage of day-light although she made a most ungracious return for his civilities— We were detained at Carysbrook on monday by the snow, & we were almost afraid to...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 9 Mar. 1819

I shou’d be very uneasy at yours Long silence if your Brother had not inform’d me yesterday that he recieved a few lines from you on the 22d of March dated he believed on the 11th I have not had a line from you since the 22d of Feby I wrote you on the 9th March and therefore am not in arears to...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 9 Mar. 1819

I thank you My Dear Nicholas for the proofs you give me of your remembrance, which to hearing you are well & doing well constitutes my greatest pleasure and happiness my anxiety that you shou’d make the very best use of the opportunities afforded you and that you will acquire habits of...

William Short to John H. Cocke, 16 Mar. 1819

Your letter of the 1st inst. has been recieved by me with that degree of pleasure which must necessarily attach to every mark of recollection from a relation whom I esteem & value so highly. I have been obliged to delay the answer longer than I could have wished, from a desire to answer you...