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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...

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...

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...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to John H. Cocke, 15 July 1819

Jesse arrived here with my mare, and my fathers in much better order than you will find yours I am afraid and a far better chance for colts. only one of yours has been to the horse at all (the old mare) and she only once they were regular sent upon the sent 9th & 10th days but owing to the...

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

We have reached our journey's end in safety my dearest Mother, having met with no accident on the road, no misadventure of any kind, except being driven in to Hunter’s yesterday morning by a shower of rain, which forced us to take a neat comfortable breakfast at half after seven o clock, instead...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 July 1819

Altho I had detirmined to write to no one till I received replys to my letters, I can not resist the impulse of my heart to address my beloved Grand Son and to assure him of my affectionate solicitude for his health and happiness I am not uneasy at your long silence as I attribute it to your...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 28 [July] 1819

I must answer my Dear Virginia’s letter, if I can hold my head up only long enough to write three lines, but I have risen this morning with a stiff neck & as the pain and stiffness has been encreasing I am in great fear of having one of those attacks that I have had at Monticello when I ...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 28 July 1819

I received your letter of the 24th yesterday evening, my dearest Mother, three days after date, and this circumstance is particularly comforting to me, at a time when your state of health will keep me constantly anxious to hear of y & from you regularly, and without any post-office delays. I...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Sampson, 2 Aug. 1819 [Quote]

I am happy in this comfortable view of things, and have taken with contentedness the early and humble place in the procession which the master of the ceremony assigned to me. if I have walked straight, I have done my part; if awry, the train which follows will correct the line of march. to them...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 11 Aug. 1819

We have spent so much of our time in visiting that I really am afraid I shall do very little with my books after all, for besides the time taken up by the act of dressing and visiting I really am so stupid and so much fatigued when I return that I find the bed the most proper place for me for...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 11 Aug. 1819

The mail which brought me your letter of the 7th my dear Mother, brought one from Col. Nicholas to Grand-papa, informing him of his misfortunes, & that he had placed his estate in the hands of trustees to be sold for the payment of his debts; if it brought any thing like its value, there...