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Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 23 July 1821 [Quote]

I now inclose the drawings you desired. every thing proposed in them is in the plainest style, and will be cheap altho’ requiring skill in the workmanship. without that it will be rendered barbarous in the execution. of one truth I have had great experience that ignorant workmen are always...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas Philip Trist, 27 July [1821]

Every thing that contributes to your happiness must affect mine sensibly, & I feel very much gratified that you have succeeded on a point which you deemed almost essential to your future welfare. when I read your letter, I was from various causes thrown into a Kind of melancholy reverie, in...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 July 1821

I am sorry to be unable to execute your commission to buy Coke & Jacobs in this place. you will find the money inclosed, viz two XX $. Bills of the U.S. Bank. allso your Memorandum with a note of Mr Gilmer at the foot of it. I had been to Fitzwhylsons, Cottons, and Johnson and Warners before...

Thomas Mann Randolph to His Daughters, 28 July 1821

The steam Boat goes at 6 oclock tomorrow morning very punctually. I have sent to Varina allready to give notice that we were coming. Phil will attend you with the carriage very early. To arrive in time you must be up by 4. oclock. We will set out for Varina from the steam Boat, on board of which...

Abram P. Maury to Nicholas P. Trist, 12 Aug. 1821

I have at length so far conquered my aversion to writing, as to sit down with a view to the fulfilment of the promise which I gave you at parting; my feelings have prompted me to do so, before this, frequently: but I have delayed it untill I find that near three four months have elapsed since I...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 21 Aug. 1821

Lors de L’arrivée de Votre lettre Du 18. ul. Votre maman était dans un état de faiblesse et de convalescence: elle est tombée malade le 10. du Ct au premier accès de fièvre j’ai, de Suite, envoyé chercher le medecin; il a administré qques remèdes qui, âprès trois accès ont commencé à opérer, et...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Henry Dearborn, 17 Aug. 1821 [Quote]

I am happy to hear of his good health. I think he will outlive us all, I mean the Declaration-men, altho’ our senior since the death of Colo Floyd. it is a race in which I have no ambition to win. man, like the fruit he eats, has his period of ripeness. like that too, if he continues longer...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 28 Aug. 1821

I hope my Dear Virginia that Jerry quieted the fears you must have had on mama’s account; for we did not arrive here in time for me to write last week; grandpapa had intended to come to Chilton’s the second night in which case we should have got here at eight oclock the next day I should have...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 28 Aug. 1821

Your Father answered your letters of the 18th the day after we received them, I was ill at the time, but the knowledge of your success in the object dearest to you soon restored me—Tis now, my Child that your Father and I feel sensibly the want of that fortune which would enable you immediately...

George M. Brooke to Thomas Mann Randolph, 1 Sept. 1821

Permit me to introduce to You my much esteemed friend Col. Callava, late Governor of this province. In him, you will find an Honorable High minded, gallant soldier, & gentleman. As a Virginian, I abhor the cruelty, & despotism with which, he has...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 12 Sept. 1821 [Quote]

and even should the cloud of barbarism and despotism again obscure the science and liberties of Europe, this country remains to preserve and restore light and liberty to them. in short, the flames kindled on the 4th of July 1776. have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 22 Sept. 1821

Sous ce pli Vous avez un chek De 294.12/100. le bureau D’escompte à la N.O. ayant fait une retenue De 2.P/00.: a reduit le chek primitif qui était de $300. à cette Somme; nous avons présumés que c’était le moyen le plus Sur et En même tems le plus facile de Vous faire toucher incontinent cet...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), [ca. 6 Oct. 1821]

As Lilburne sets out tomorrow, I have laid aside Caleb Williams which I count among the most interesting novels I ever read, to write to you, to tell you we have arriv’d safe & sound & in health, without any accident on the road or any great fatigue from the journey, which is almost every...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 Oct. 1821

Your favor of the 19th came to hand last even accompany’d by one from Mrs Higginbotham another from Mrs Claibourne and one from Mrs Minor and William Gilmer brought me one from Virginia dated 12 Octo and one from Cornelia of the 17th the receipt of so many letters at one time gave me pleasure...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 19 Nov. 1821

Having been against our expectations detained at this place, my dearest Mother, I my first care is to perform my promise of writing to let you know that we have advanced so far in safety, and have little doubt of reaching Washington under the same favorable auspices. Nicholas seems perfectly well...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Nathaniel Macon, 23 Nov. 1821 [Quote]

My confidence, as you kindly observed, has been often abused by the publication of my letters for the purposes of interest or vanity; and it has been to me the source of much pain to be exhibited before the public in forms not meant for them. I recieve letters expressed in the most friendly terms...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 14-15 Dec. 1821

I have always observed my dearest Mother, that your letters have a secret charm, a spell, by which vapours and blue devils are speedily expelled; in whatever mood I may be, to hear from you is like a dose of æther to an hysterical patient; I am at once animated revived, & things & persons...