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Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 24 Sept. 1819

You must attribute my silence to this infernal play which has taken up all the spare time I had & is not yet acted, god grant that it never may be, for it will afford the young Ladies a good opportunity of being witty at our expence, but that is a thing of course, for their conversation ...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 24 Sept. 1819

You must attribute my silence to this infernal play which has taken up all the spare time I had & is not yet acted, god grant that it never may be, for it will afford the young Ladies a good opportunity of being witty at our expence, but that is a thing of course, for their conversation ...

John Van Lew & Company to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 3 Oct. 1819

We yesterday forwarded by mr Pollocks Waggon the articles as per Bill above, which We hope will answer your purpose—We found it extremely difficult to procure the right sizes of Iron, but have come as near as possible— We are sorry to hear the Box of Glass opened, has turned out to be somewhat...

Elizabeth Trist to Emma Walker Gilmer (Breckinridge), 15 Oct. 1819

I expected to have had the opportunity of writing to you by the Miss Randolphs who were to have accompanied their Grand Father to Poplar Forest about this time but he was taken so ill with a violent pain in his bowels this day week that his life was despared off, two Doctors were call’d in to his...

Marie Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 17 Oct. 1819

The Cotton has been ready for some time waiting for a boat, the man who promised to take it to town has not yet arrived but as we expect him hourly I trust your Father will send you a check for $300 next week; I cannot express to you my dear Child half the pain this want of money has cost me I...

Marie Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 17 Oct. 1819

The Cotton has been ready for some time waiting for a boat, the Man who promised to take it to town has not yet arrived but as we expect him hourly I trust your Father will send you a check for $300 next week; I cannot express to you my dear Child half the pain this want of money has cost me I...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, [19 Oct. 1819]

I have walked this morning from Monticello to Peter minor’s, grandmother’s residence at this present moment, I started immediately after breakfast, reached this in about an hour and a half, the morning was perfectly well adapted for a jaunt of that kind, & they say that there is no situation...

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

Time at present does not give me the means to make a long epistle, & Indeed if it was not on Fs account you should not hear from me for a week or so. I imagined that I told you all I knew respecting the university but as you say not, I must tell you the same tale over again. there is no...

Alexander Garrett to John H. Cocke, 24 Oct. 1819

Your favour of yesterday is recieved, I will do the best I can to get John boarding where he wishes it, but am very fearfull that it will be a difficult matter to get it in a private family in this place I have been this morning to see Mrs Burnley. she declines takeing boarders. the truth is that...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Short, 31 Oct. 1819 [Quote]

I too am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing every thing rational in moral philosophy which Greece & Rome have left us. Epictetus indeed has given us what was good of the Stoics; all beyond, of their doctrines dogmas, being hypocrisy and...

Thomas B. Conway to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 8 Dec. 1819

I have this day started two stone for you for the Univesety the Corenthian capitol weighs 5572 pounds the Ionack cap weighs 2856 lb I have agreed with the waggons to Hall them for one Dollar pr Hundred I told them you would pay them on the Delivery of the Stone I send you two blocks the fall is...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 10 Dec. 1819 [Quote]

the banks, bankrupt law, manufactures, Spanish treaty are nothing. these are occurrences which like waves in a storm will pass under the ship. but the Missouri question is a breaker on which we lose the Missouri country by revolt, & what more, God only knows. from the battle of Bunker’s hill...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 10 Dec. 1819 [Quote]

it would seem as if they could not see their way clearly to do it. no government can continue good but under the controul of the people: and their people were so demoralised and depraved as to be incapable of exercising a wholsome controul. their reformation then was to be taken up ab...

Cary Ann Nicholas Smith to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, [ca. 1820]

I am glad to hear you have acquired the requisite of a good manager the art of scolding well. but Aunt Carr contradicts the account you give of yourself, she thinks you do not exercise yourself enough in that way. indeed from all accounts I think you are not much better than myself in the...