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Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 18 Mar. [1819?]

I received your letter of March 12th only yesterday my dear Mother, and along with it Cornelia’s of the same date—I am afraid I shall not have time to answer both, as it is late and I have several little things to do. yesterday I reached my place of destination and settled myself quietly on the...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Vine Utley, 21 Mar. 1819 [Quote]

I never go to bed without an hour, or half hour’s previous reading of something moral whereon to ruminate in the intervals of sleep. but whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun. I use spectacles at night, but not necessarily in the day, unless in reading small print.

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Vine Utley, 21 Mar. 1819 [Quote]

I live so much like other people, that I might refer to ordinary life as the history of my own. like my friend the Doctor, I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, & that, not as an aliment so much as a condiment for the vegetables, which constitute my principal diet. I double...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 22 Mar. 1819

When I received the letters from home, containing our remittances I wrote you two or three lines from charlottesville, at Leitch’s request, inclosing your check, that you might endorse it payable to James Leitch and send it on to remit it again to charlottesville. I beleive I told you that if you...

James. W. Widderfield to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 27 Mar. [1819]

Provided the work is given me at the university I would bind myself to execute the same in the manner requiered on the following tarms viz. I would be willing to obligate myself to do the Carpenter work & Joinery’s work of a Hotel & Dormitarys attach’d there to at the prices hearetofore...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 29 Mar. [1819]

I have written so lately & so often my dear Mother, that if I were like other people, I should have nothing more to say, but my pen like my tongue, runs faster than is quite compatible with the comfort of my friends. from your complaining of not hearing from me, I conclude that my letters...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 9 Apr. [1819]

I have received letters from all the girls my dear Mother, and none from you, but I cannot let Phill go up without writing, and as I have so many debts, I must reverse the old proverb, and be generous before I am just. I am at present staying at Dr Watson’s A few days ago, I came to visit Aunt ...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Milligan, 13 Apr. 1819 [Quote]

the nation, and especially the wealthier portion of it which is in possession of our legislature the function of legislation, is unfortunately in willing bondage to the snares & seductions of this the painted harlot of banking bubbles and there can be no remedy but by setting their minds to...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 20 Apr. 1819

Je vois avec peine, mon cher trist, que vous vous plaignez dans votre lettre du 3. ul. de ne recevoir des nouvelles de personne, “je crois” dites-Vous, “que tout le monde m’a abandonné depuis que je Suis ici”; nous Sommes bien loin de partager cette croyance, et tant S’En faut, que je puis...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 23 Apr. 1819

I have but a moment My Dearest Virginia to answer your welcome and affectionate letter particularly the more welcome as I have not yet received the one from Mrs Tinsley’s. I am very sorry you persist in returning so soon, for as much as I wish to see you I am not selfish enough to sacrifice what...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 25 Apr. [1819]

I expected to have left Richmond in the stage which carries this letter, my dear Mother, but Papa’s business will detain him some days longer; Virginia is decided to return home at the same time, as she does not consider that the pleasures of the town will compensate for the loss of the society...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Edmund Bacon, 9 May 1819

It is so absolutely necessary to me to have as much as 150$ by tomorrow evening to send by express to pay into the Bank of U.S. and Bank of Virginia in Richmond, before 3 o clock on Wednesday next, that I am forced, against my will, to importune you farther, with the offer of the little girl at...

Alexander Garrett to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 12 May 1819

Your favors of the 8th & 10th instant are recieved. I have drawn copies of the Notice enclosed me and put them up in this place agreeably to your request. and will recieve any proposals which may be offered and inclose to you,Genl Cocke was with me yesterday, him and Mr Jefferson have...

James Leitch to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 14 May 1819

I have been informed by Mr Garrett that it is necessary to adress proposals to you on what terms I would Undertake to furnish the University with Sundry Articles in my line of Business I had expected to be in Richmond about this time but am disappointed—not having seen the Carpenters Bills for...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas B. Parker, 15 May 1819 [Quote]

were I to be the founder of a new sect, I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect. my fundamental. principle would be ... that we are to be saved by our good works which are within our power, and not by our faith which is not...