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Nicholas P. Trist to Elizabeth Trist, 25 July 1813

The miscarriages of the post I suppose has been the cause of my receiving no news from you for it is three months since I have received any I have had a fever but am now & totally recovered. I hope that you are well in good health as well as all my Dear cousins. The fourth of July was...

Thomas Mann Randolph to William Stake Jett, Aug. 1813

Doctor Mitchell will join you at Baltimore with the men of your company who were left at Fort Warburton sick and afterwards removed here. Two of them have chronical complaints and will be sent on to remain at the nearest recruiting rendezvous of the 20th Regiment, untill they get well or desire...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Isaac McPherson, 13 Aug. 1813 [Quote]

if nature has made any one thing less susceptible, than all others, of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an Idea; which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of...

Robert Taylor to Thomas Mann Randolph, 27 Aug. 1813

After mature reflection I deem it inexpedient, to direct the immediate march of Capt Pollards Company, pursuant to the orders given by the Secretary of War, in his letter to you of the 11th Instant. Apprized some days ago of ...

Lewis L. Taylor to Thomas Mann Randolph, 31 Aug. 1813

I hope you will have the goodness to pardon an unfortunate stranger in presuming to indrude himself on your notice, without his having heretofore had the honour or pleasure of your acquaintance, but under existing circumstances I flatter myself with the belief the you will readily pardon this...

Joseph Bloomfield to Thomas Mann Randolph, 14 Sept. 1813

General Orders. Capt. John Ritchie’s company of 2d Regt. of Artillery, now in Garrison at Fort Washington on the Potomac, will be relieved on the 18th Inst. by a Detachment from the 36th Regt. Infty—Consisting of one Captain, one first Lieut. one Second Lieut. & one third Lieut: five...

George Evans to Thomas Mann Randolph, 22 Sept. 1813

The feelings of a father for a beloved Son, urges me to address you in his behalf—You have the Command of the 20th Infantry in which Regt my Son George Evans holds the rank of a lieutenant, he is very young, of an ardent Temper & may often want the Councel & advice of more experiend Years...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 12 Oct. 1813 [Quote]

we must reduce our volume to the simple evangelists, select, even from them, the very words only of Jesus ... there will be found remaining the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man. I have performed this operation for my own use, by cutting verse by verse...

Nicholas P. Trist to Elizabeth Trist, 15 Oct. 1813

You may perhaps be surprised at seeing my letter of this date My Mother who is now Madame St Julien Tournillon has been married to a gentleman of that name sent for me to be at the marriage. He is a very amiable man and will send Browse to College with me and I am very happy to find a...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 28 Oct. 1813 [Quote]

But even in Europe a change has sensibly taken place in the mind of Man. science had liberated the ideas of those who read and reflect, and the American example had kindled feelings of right in the people. an insurrection has consequently begun, of science, talents & courage against rank and...