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Thomas Mann Randolph to Mary House Gilmer, [ca. 1804–1825]

Thos M. Randolph presents his most respectfull compliments to Mrs P. R. Gilmer. In compliance with a promise to Mr Gilmer made this moment he informs her that Mr G. has set out from Edgehill for Richmond with an intention to go a few miles this evening so as to be sure of geting in tomorrow. He...

Mary J. Randolph to [Ann C. Randolph Bankhead?], [c. 1814-1824]

I have given the list of seeds enclosed in your note to Grand papa he says he will send you the collection he promised you in a few days as they are it is not ready yet—Sister Ellen says desires me to say in answer to your enquiries about her knee that the ribbons have widened lengthened &...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [1819–1825]

Although I have not time to answer your letter at length my dearest Mother yet the subjects of it are so interesting, that I write a few lines mainly to let you know that I have recieved it. thank god the most urgent of my dear fathers debts can now be paid off, and after the sale of Varina we...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [1819–1825]

Although I have not time to answer your letter at length my dearest Mother yet the subjects of it are so interesting, that I write a few lines mainly to let you know that I have recieved it. thank god the most urgent of my dear fathers debts can now be paid off, and after the sale of Varina we...

Charles Everette to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 1 Jan. 1821

Your Note by Mr Basset was handed to me—I wish it was in my power to let you have the corn you want—I would do so cheerfully as I am as anxious as any one can be to pay at least a part of my subscription to the University—I subscribed at a Time when my funds (from the then existing prices of our...

John Nunn to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 2 Jan. 1821

Agreeably to your request I have waited until now to see Mr N. Barksdale, but waited in vain; I have had several offers for the Negroes but did not hire them out as I hourly expected to see him. I send Nelson up to let you know that the Negroes may return to you provided you will give the sum of...

Francis W. Gilmer to Dabney Carr, 3 Jan. 1821

The return of our well beloved friend Lee (who is the same excellent man he ever was) affords me too good an opportinity to be missed, of writing to you. Indeed as he is an officer of the court, I should fear an attachment, if I were not to send in, not my adhesion—but my warmest affections. You...

Agreement Between Curtis Carter and John M. Perry, 4 Jan. 1821

University of Virginia 4th Jany 1821 I have this day sold to Jno Perry all the bricks belonging to me at the place abovementioned likewise the house and Stable with all the oats I have on hand for the Sum of five hundred and twenty five dollars the Said Perry is to finish the work that is began...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson's Autobiography, 6 Jan.-29 July 1821 [Quote]

I was written to in 1785. (being then in Paris) by Directors appointed to superintend the building of a Capitol in Richmond, to advise them as to a plan, and to add to it one of a prison. thinking it a favorable opportunity of introducing into the state an example of architecture in the classic...

William B. Phillips to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 6 Jan. 1821

You will be so good as to send the draft you promised me yesterday by Washington, you will please send me one for at least five hundred dollars, if you cannot let me have more, that sum with what I Expect to collect will Probable pay off my negrow hire, your compliance will much oblige yr obt sert

Daniel Warwick to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 9 Jan. 1821

Mr Douthat has this moment said to me that you might have the negroe man you wanted from Cooks’ estate for $600…which information I have promised him to communicate to you, to get your answer as early as possible

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 9 Jan. 1821

After being denied the pleasure of hearing from you for two months I need not assure you that yr favor of the 25th was very acceptable for I began to be very uneasey, for I cou’d not suffer my self to believe that your long silence was altogether caused by indolence or indifference towards my...

Francis W. Gilmer to Dabney Carr, 15 Jan. 1821

I have just received your letter apprizing me of your resolution of being in Albemarle soon after the 20th. The more the pity that I cannot join you. Mrs. R. left Richmond near a week ago and is now at Tuckahoe. She was much admired as she ever will be where she is seen. I was at many parties...

Inventory of Wilson Cary Nicholas's Personal Estate, 13 Jan. 1821

In obedience of the annexed order to us directed by the worshipfull Court of Albemarle we have this day (the 13th January 1821) proceeded to make out an inventory & appraisement of all the personal estate of Colo Wilson Cary Nicholas Deceased or so much as was shewn us by the Administrators...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 28 Jan. 1821

Your Brother and Self occupy so constantly my thoughts that if I am more than a month without hearing from you I begin to be uneasy and find solace in writing to you it is perhaps puting you to unnecessary expence and these are hard times and Money scarse but while I have Money on credit I can...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 26 Jan. 1821

Enfin, mon cher trist, j’ai le plaisir de Vous annoncer, par cette présente, L’envoi De Votre Sabre et De Votre épée, par le navire phoebé ann, ci-Joint Vous En trouverez le Connaissement: comme La Caisse qui renferme ces objets a été Sujette depuis Son départ De France à plusieurs inconvénients;...

Joseph C. Cabell to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 31 Jan. 1821

I thank you for your favor by Capt: Perry and wish I had time to write you a more full & satisfactory answer. My time is now entirely occupied. It is painful to me to tell you that clouds of difficulty roll over our horizon & darken our prospects. Yet I hope that we shall be able to...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Mantz, 1 Feb. 1821 [Quote]

Th: Jefferson recieved yesterday Mr Mantz’s present of very handsomely dressed leather, for which he begs leave to return him his thanks, and to express the pleasure he recieves from new discoveries and advances in the ar useful arts. those who by che new processes cheapen the comforts of life...

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