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Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Henry Middleton, 8 Jan. 1813 [Quote]

indeed it seems to me that in proportion as Commercial avarice & corruption advance on us from the North and East, the principles of free government are to retire to the agricultural states of the South & West, as their last asylum & bulwark. with honesty & self-government for...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Melish, 13 Jan. 1813 [Quote]

the book I have read with extreme satisfaction and information. as to the Western states particularly, it has greatly edified me; for of the actual condition of that interesting portion of our country I had not an adequate idea. I feel myself now as familiar with it as with the condition of the...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Melish, 13 Jan. 1813 [Quote]

an honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens ... this is my belief of it; it is that on which I have acted; and had it been a mere contest who should be permitted to administer the government according to it’s genuine republican principles, there has never...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Melish, 13 Jan. 1813 [Quote]

Genl Washington did not harbour one principle of federalism. he was neither an Angloman, a monarchist nor a Separatist. he sincerely wished the people to have as much self-government as they were competent to exercise themselves. the only point in which he and I ever differed in opinion was that...

Caroline House to Elizabeth Trist, 25 Jan. 1813

With pleasure my dear Aunt do I take up my pen to acknowledge your favour dated 6th December and assure you of my unfeigned thanks for the agreeable intelligence it conveyed spending your time to your satisfaction must be truly pleasing to a mind formed to enjoy congenial society such as you...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 1 Feb. 1813

It is a long time My ever dear friend since I have had the satisfaction of hearing from you; hope indisposition has not caused your long silence not a day passes without thinking of you and shou’d write to you more frequently, but the fear of being too obtrusive deters me, I want to hear if this...

John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 9 Feb. 1813

I met Mr Norvel on Friday last who told me that your cousin Wayles and yourself were well and had written but that he had forgotten your letters and left them on his table at home. I have not heard from your grand papa since you left us. Robert Bolling is still at home—His Father means to try and...

Harriet Hackley to Catharine Wistar Bache, 17 Feb. 1812

Since the receipt of your kind letter my dear friend I have been very ill, which must plead my excuse for having so long delay’d to answer it. my health is now restored, or nearly so, & with pleasure I hasten to thank you for your prompt attention to my wishes—Poor Don Felix! I am truly sorry...

Marie Trist Jones (Tournillon) to Nicholas P. Trist, 4 Mar. 1813

The last mail did not bring me a letter from you my darling Nicholas—I suppose you wrote to your grandmother Trist, who has the tenderest affection for you and you are the dearest object she has in this world, I feel confident you will never neglect giving every proof in your power of that...

Isaac A. Coles to Thomas Mann Randolph, 4 Apr. 1813

Lieut Peyton has been ordered to recruit at Charlottesville, & I avail myself of the Opportunity of introducing him to your Acquaintance, as one of the more promising young officers of your Regiment— I have to day sent off a company to join Lt Col: Preston’s Detachment, which with the two...

Elizabeth Trist to Sarah Maria Thompson, 10 Apr. 1813

A thousand thanks, My Dr Girl, for your kind letter of the 6th Feby, which I shou’d have acknowledged sooner had I not written to your Mother so recently. I shou’d have enjoy’d your sprightly strain if it had not been attended with an account of your want of health, a circumstance that really...

Mary Trist Jones (Tournillon) to Nicholas P. Trist, 29 Apr. 1813

I am vexed and disappointed my beloved child at the departure of Farlan without my knowledge I took the trouble of sending three times to the river to desire he would not go without or trunk which I had prepared for you, containing two pair of pantaloons, a jacket, a latin Dictionary and grammar...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Elizabeth Trist, 10 May 1813 [Quote]

I brought the inclosed book to this place, the last fall, intending to forward it to you; but having a neighbor here who loves to laugh, I lent it to him to read; he lent it to another, and so it went the rounds of the neighborhood and is returned to me at my Spring visit to this place. I now...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 27 May 1813 [Quote]

Another of our friends of 76. is gone, my dear Sir, another of the Co-signers of the independance of our country. and a better man, than Rush, could not have left us, more benevolent, more learned, of finer genius, or more honest. we too must go; and that ere long.