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Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 2 Jan. 1820

I cannot resit the impulse of my heart to address you on the entrance of another year which I sincerely hope will be replete with happiness to you your Brother has gone to spend his vacation with Francis Epps 50 miles from here fortunately they had pleasant weather to travil ...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 2 Jan. 1820

I cannot resit the impulse of my heart to address you on the entrance of another year which I sincerely hope will be replete with happiness to you your Brother has gone to spend his vacation with Francis Epps 50 miles from here fortunately they had pleasant weather to travil Mr Epps was so kind...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 9 Jan. 1820

I should have answered your first letter immediately on receiving it, my dearest Virginia, but expecting the carriage every day, I thought it probable that I should reach Monticello as soon as any letter I could write. the post goes up but twice a week and it is not always convenient to send on...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 9 Jan. 1820

I should have answered your first letter immediately on receiving it, my dearest Virginia, but expecting the carriage every day, I thought it probable that I should reach Monticello as soon as any letter I could write. the post goes up but twice a week and it is not always convenient to send on...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 15 Jan. 1820

Phil goes up to morrow on some business of the Coll and I can not miss the opportunity of writing since you complain in your letters to the girls that I have not written. to when you wrote you had not recieved the letter I wrote by Wilson. I returned last night from Wmsburg and am mortified to...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 15 Jan. 1820

Phil goes up to morrow on some business of the Coll and I can not miss the opportunity of writing since you complain in your letters to the girls that I have not written. to when you wrote you had not recieved the letter I wrote by Wilson. I returned last night from Wmsburg and am mortified to...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell, 22 Jan. 1820 [Quote]

if our legislature does not heartily push our University we must send our children for education to Kentucky or Cambridge. the latter will return them to us fanatics & tories, the former will keep them to add to their population if however we are to go a begging any where for our education, I...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell, 22 Jan. 1820 [Quote]

all the states but our own are sensible that knolege is power. the Missouri question is for power. the efforts now generally making thro’ the states to advance their science is for power, while we are sinking into the barbarism of our Indian aborigines, and expect like them to oppose by ignorance...

Lucy Eppes Thweatt to Martha B. Eppes, 26 Jan. 1820

We have had in contemplation a visit to Mill Brook for some time but first one thing and then another has deprived us of this pleasure, the most serious preventative has been the indisposition of my dear Mr Thweatt, his leg (that was brook) has frequently pained, swelled, & confined him to...

Lucy Eppes Thweatt to Martha Burke Jones Eppes, 26 Jan. 1820

We have had in contemplation a visit to Mill Brook for some time but first one thing and then another has deprived us of this pleasure, the most serious preventative has been the indisposition of my dear Mr Thweatt, his leg (that was brook) has frequently pained, swelled, & confined him to...

John Clarke to Thomas Mann Randolph, 28 Jan. 1820

At our last interview, on the 21st Inst you expressed a desire that we should have a conversation upon the subject of improving the navigation of James river. Being at that time, about to leave Richmond and not having sufficient leisure for discourse, I promised that on my next visit to the City,...

John Clarke to Thomas Mann Randolph, 28 Jan. 1820

At our last interview, on the 21st Inst you expressed a desire that we should have a conversation upon the subject of improving the navigation of James river. Being at that time, about to leave Richmond and not having sufficient leisure for discourse, I promised that on my next visit to the City,...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 Jan. 1820

I avail my self of the space left in your Brothers letter to acknowledge your favor of the 12th Jany, I left Mr Minors on the 23d. it had not begun to snow altho it threatend untill about noon just as the carriage arrived and Mr J Fry from Kentucky at whoes House your Father staid, on ( ...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 Jan. 1820

I avail my self of the space left in your Brothers letter to acknowledge your favor of the 12th Jany, I left Mr Minors on the 23d. it had not begun to snow altho it threatend untill about noon just as the carriage arrived and Mr J Fry from Kentucky at whoes House your Father staid, on ( ...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 Jan. 1820

I got back last night to monticello from Mr Eppes where I have spent the vacation in some measure to my satisfaction, would have written to you while I stay’d there but could not do it conveniently for reasons which are not worth stating. I give myself credit for writing to you now; at the dull...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 Jan. 1820

I got back last night to monticello from Mr Eppes where I have spent the vacation in some measure to my satisfaction, would have written to you while I stay’d there but could not do it conveniently for reasons which are not worth stating. I give myself credit for writing to you now; at the dull...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 5 Feb. 1820

aujourd’huy 5. fevrier je reçois votre lettre Du 3. de l’expiré: Je vois avec peine que celles que je vous écris ne Vous parviennent pas: Depuis le mois D’octobre je vous En ai adressées trois, Deux contenant deux checks de $150. chaque et plus deux lettres de mes Correspondants à la ne or. pour...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 5 Feb. 1820

aujourd’huy 5. fevrier je reçois votre lettre Du 3. de l’expiré: Je vois avec peine que celles que je vous écris ne Vous parviennent pas: Depuis le mois D’octobre je vous En ai adressées trois, Deux contenant deux checks de $150. chaque et plus deux lettres de mes Correspondants à la ne or. pour...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Nelson, 7 Feb. 1820 [Quote]

I thank you for your information on the progress & prospects of the Missouri question. it is the most portentous one which ever yet threatened our Union. in the gloomiest moment of the revolutionary war I never had any apprehensions equal to what I feel from this source.

Martha B. Baker to John Wayles Eppes, 19 Feb. [1820?]

Lesson’d indeede I should feel in my own opinion my dearest Brother to condem any act of yours—Your reasons are not singular, & assure yourself of this truth your Sister will be the last to put unfavourable constructions on your conduct—The only sentiment I feel, is the sincerest regret, that...