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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 been treated by Gen Jackson, and which I...

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 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...

Mary J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 27 Dec. 1821

Brother Jeff sets off on saturday my dear Virginia and I will remember my promise of writing to you first altho I daresay mama has written to you if she has written to either of you I have not seen her since you left home but heard from her to day I am to send the horses down to morrow as she...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann C. Morris, 28 Dec. 1821

It is really so long since I wrote last that I am ashamed of addressing one against whom I have sinned beyond the hope of pardon, but as in withholding them, I deprive you of nothing but repetitions of a truth that you already know, the scarcity of my letters ought to add some what to their value...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 8 Jan. 1822

Your letter from Cincinati, after having loitered 20 days on the road found me still amongst the mountains, from which I most sincerely congratulate you to have made your escape before the cold weather set in. the month of december was one of unusual discomfort here, and must have been much worse...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 10 Jan. 1822

I am afraid My dear Virginia that not only the 14th but the 21 will catch me still at Monticello, nor should I be very much surprised were the 28th to find me in My flower borders admiring the beauty of My crocus’s persian Iris’s & &. you know my going depends upon circumstances that I...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 13 Jan. 1822

Your letter of the 8th reached me yesterday my dearest mother, enclosing 20 $ for which I am very much indebted to you; I have not been in want as yet, but the addition of 20 $ to my funds is no small source of satisfaction—if you should receive this before Margaret Nicholas leaves the county,...

Mary Elizabeth Randolph (Eppes) to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 13 Jan 1822

Mr Nicholas has promised to be the bearer of our important dispatches to Albemarle, but altho we had timely notice of his departure, in the true spirit of Randolph procrastination we have delayed writing until the last moment, & are now in great haste & fearful trepidation lest we should...

Mary J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 13 Jan. 1822

I got your letter when it was a week old my dear Virginia & you have now got mine which was written 4 or 5 days before brother Jeff set off, his journey was defered several days longer than he intended but I did not think it worth while to take the trouble of writing my letter over because...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 16 Jan. 1822

The enclosed was advertised in the central gazette where I saw it and sent for it. how long it had been in Charlottesville, or why it was not, either sent up, or forwarded to you, I can not conceive. Virginia desired me to ask when I wrote to you the name of the house in New Orleans to which any...