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Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 13 May 1821

Your last letter was dated the 28th of February, only that I console myself with the belief that your letters are detained (for it is a month since a northern mail has arrived at Donaldsonville) I would be truly unhappy as your general habits of attention secure you from a suspicion of negligence...

Edward Lowber to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 19 May 1821

Within the last 4 months I have taken the liberty of addressing several letters to you on the subject of the university, whether my letters ever reached you or what cause I cannot divine, but so it is I have never received or heard one word pro or con. I am my dear sir, in a very unpleasant &...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 25 May 1821

By the time you receive this my Beloved Grand son you will have got through your examination and I hope with honour, for nothing is so grateful to my heart as to hear your self and Brother extold for your for your good conduct and attention to your Studies, I receivd a letter from him dated the...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 7 June 1821

I did not, when I wrote my last letter expect to trouble you again till after I had the pleasure to embrace you, but not knowing how long you may be detain’d at the point before the examination is over and in expectation that Browse has left Phila’d tho the weather has been cool enough any where;...

Andrew Smith to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 13 June 1821

Mr Micow handed me yours of the 6th Inst—I hope the Cement has reached the place of its destination, and met your approbation— I sent by the Boat, printed directions, similar, I presume, to those forwarded you by Messrs Wm Dawson & Co of Baltimore, the Agents of the Inventors, and for whom I...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), [ca. 12–27 July 1821]

The more I reflect on the idea which struck me during our conversation, the greater becomes my conviction of the advantages which would accrue to both parties from its adoption.—I will agree to settle, this fall, either at Baton-rouge or on some other land, the selection of which I shall leave to...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), [ca. 12–27 July 1821]

The desire of inducing her to “give up her family” is one of the last things I deserved to be suspected of by Virginia, for I knew her well enough to be certain that she would not accede to such a proposal, and she ought to have known me well enough to be convinced that I could not make such a...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia Jefferson Randolph, 12 July 1821

The interview I yesterday requested, and for the refusal of which, Hope forbids me to assign any other reason than your maiden modesty, was for the purpose of making a declaration of a passion which, unless my eye is not what the eye generally is “the index of the soul” you must have often read...

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...