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

Your letter of the 25th Jany reach’d me on the 7th I had been expecting to hear from you and began to be anxious, not because I did not get a letter as soon as I wish’d but the severity of the winter made me fear for your health in that bleak Northerly situation where exposures are apt to create...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Breckinridge, 15 Feb. 1821 [Quote]

I learn with deep affliction that nothing is likely to be done for our University this year. so near as it is to the shore that one shove more would land it there, I had hoped that would be given, and that we should open with the next year an institution on which the fortunes of our country...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 28 Feb. 1821

After experiencing great anxiety about you and Browse we were made happy last week by receiving four letters, one from your Brother of the 6th of January, and three from you, dated the 24th and 28 of December, and the 12th of January. Yours were some what in a mutilated state, however we made out...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 28 Feb. 1821

After experiencing great anxiety about you and Browse we were made happy last week by receiving four letters, one from your Brother of the 6th of January, and three from you, dated the 24th and 28 of December, and the 12th of January. Yours were some what in a mutilated state, however we made out...

Joseph C. Cabell to Thomas Mann Randolph, 1 Mar. 1821

On casting my eye over the paper respecting the poor school system I find an error in the case of Nelson County. There is no draft for 1820. Whereas I am sure the county did draw—and it is manifest that this must have been the case—because so great a balance could not otherwise exist. Might it...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 2 Mar. 1821

My desire to keep myself from being involved in any error which the extreme hurry might produce alone induced me to make known that I took no part in the Tuesday meeting of the Board of the Literary Fund. It would have given me much pleasure to have aided in any way, in or out of Board, in...

Francis W. Gilmer to Dabney Carr, 4 Mar. 1821

You are in the right when you say man is not wholly a mean and selfish being. your friendship to me is a practical proof. Indeed I can say of you, as Louis 16th did to Dupont, “you are ever at hand when there is need of you.” Never did I more require the balm of your cordiality. The death of poor...

Alexander Garrett to Joseph C. Cabell, 5 Mar. 1821

Your favour of the 1st instant I have just recieved, for which accept my thanks, we had (through Mr Dyer) learnt the passage of the University bill, I assure you it gives no small portion of joy to Albemarle. our little friend in Richmond has already written up on the subject and takes care to...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 9 Mar. [1821]

I must write to you my dear Mother in a short and hurried manner, for breakfast is nearly ready and my letter must be finished immediately after that Burwell may take it with him to the office; but short & hurried as it may be it will serve to let you know that I am well and amused—since the...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Spencer Roane, 9 Mar. 1821 [Quote]

The great object of my fear is the federal judiciary. that body, like Gravity, ever acting, with noiseless foot, & unalarming advance, gaining ground step by step, and holding what it gains, is ingulphing insidiously the special governments into the jaws of that which feeds them. the recent...

Francis W. Gilmer to Dabney Carr, 25 Mar. 1821

You did well to write to me before you commence the campaign of courts. our Lord Thurlow has broke up, & cleared out, much to the satisfaction of the whole bar. Tho’ I should not say it. To me he has ever been very civil & friendly: But had I known he intended to stick my name in the news...

William B. Phillips to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 29 Mar. 1821

feeling dispose to solicit your patronage Again for imployment at the University, which I acknowledge myself much inbeted for the past, I do not apprehend its your wish or intention to reduce me in the price. this season, in case you should Be kind Enough to give me any, the maner in which the...

James Dinsmore to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 30 Mar. 1821

from the number of hands I have employed and my fixtures for Carrying on work—I should Wish to undertake the Carpenters work of an Hotel in the western Range and will engage to have it finished as Soon after the Brick work is Compleated as may be thought Reasonable—and at the Same, prices of, my...

John M. Perry and Abia B. Thorn to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 30 Mar. 1821

I wish to undertake a part of the work to be done at the u. v—on the western Range of hotels & dormitories—I am willing to Continue to work at the Same prices that you now give—I shall get the work done. I have on hand Sometime in the month of July—& in the mean time shall be able to do...

Dabney Cosby to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 31 Mar. 1821

I am inform’d that last years contracts for Brickwork was 10 & 16$, and the workmen Obtaind sand of recieveable Quality from the Brickyard to do much of their work; But there was no more to be obtaind at that place, or any other nearer than Moores Creek, where it is likely all that will be...

Dabney Cosby to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 2 April 1821

I am willing to make and Lay from 8 to 1200.000 Bricks at the University in 2 years, say 2 fifths this and the balance next year, at the prices now given $10. & 16 payable in the following manner E.i one ½ the amount during the progress and at the completition of One ½ the work. The other...