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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...

Alexander Garrett to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 17 May 1819

I have caused your advertizements for lumber to be put up in this place, have had no proposals made me as yet. if there should be any you shall hear from me. I have requested the Merchants here to make proposals for furnishing the University with such articles at as it may want in their line,...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 21 May 1819

I received your favor of the 5th 3 days Since and and tho I am half blind by a cold and a want of older glasses to my spectacles I can not but pour out the grateful effusions of my heart for your attention to me I always thought that your feelings of affection were more ardent than your Brothers,...

Alexander Garrett to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 24 May 1819

Yours of the 19th instant I recieved this morning, and sent it this evening to Mr Jefferson, he writes me that he wrote to you on the 17th and supposes you got his letter on the evening of the date of yours to me. his letter will no doubt give you full imformation relative to the Philadelphia...

Alexander Garrett to John H. Cocke, 24 May 1819

Yours of yesterday encloseing $100. was recieved  your son John, the money shall be disbursed as directed, there will not be quite enough to meet the advance of board required, being 62½$. but I will advance for you what may be wanting, to make up the 62½$. Laporte left here this day week...

Francis W. Gilmer to Dabney Carr, 31 May 1819

When you wrote yours of april 20th you little imagined that at the very time I was mounted on a large & warlike black moving with a lofty pace to Georgia with John Patterson to take possession of another el-dorado as full of promise as the first. Yet such was the fact. We moved by a pretty...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 19 June 1819

I have been disappointed every mail for the last two weeks not receiving a letter from you as I had calculated on receiving a letter from you every month and your last was dated 5th of May Your Brother received one since written some days days later I had flatterd my self that you had gone...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Richard Rush, 22 June 1819 [Quote]

the eyes of our citizens are not yet sufficiently open to the true cause of our distresses. they ascribe them to every thing but their true cause, the banking system; a system, which, if it could do good in any form, is yet so certain of leading to abuse, as to be utterly incompatible with the...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Ezra Styles Ely, 25 June 1819 [Quote]

in that branch of religion which regards the moralities of life, and the duties of a social being, which teaches us to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to do good to all men, I am sure that you & I do not differ. we probably differ on that which relates to the dogmas of theology, the...

John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 28 June 1819

I wrote to you on the 22d but little Moses by accident left the letter—I send it by the present mail to shew that I have not been unmindful of you—In every view which I take of the future your welfare and happiness constitute and essential part in my prospects—To you I look as the friend...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Jeremiah Greenleaf, 5 July 1819 [Quote]

presents his compliments to mr Greenleaf and his thanks for the pamphlet on grammar which came to hand yesterday. the torpor of age and drudgery of letterwriting give him little time to read, and little power of profiting by the advances & improvements in every branch of science. he rejoices...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 8 July 1819

je viens, enfin, mon cher trist, âprès une attente d’un mois de recevoir un petit check De La N. o. tiré Par V. nolte—et C. Sur une maison très solide De philadelphie: je l’ai desuite acheminé à Votre frère lui observant: que je n’avais pû pour le moment me procurer une plus forte Somme, ce check...