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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 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...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 25 Jan. 1822

Why dont I receive a letter from You?—your last has been written nearly two months; (December 2d); and, but for one I received the other day from Mr Gilmer wherin he mentioned having met Jefferson, and heard from him that you were all well, I should be miserable.—From the knowledge I have of my...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 27 Jan. 1822

I enclose a letter My Dear Virginia that will make up for all the deficencies of mine and according to promise send it intact as I recieved it under cover to your Grand father, in return send me the news as every thing that concerns him interests me— I presume you have heard of Anne Cary’s death...

Mary J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 31 Jan. 1822

I am very glad for your sakes my dear Virginia to hear that you are at last “coming to the sweet” of your visit to town tho’ every day lessens the chance of my going down to partake of the gaieties which Cornelia tells me are just beginning my fate is fixed I am afraid & there seems very...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 31 Jan. 1822

I am glad to have an opportunity of consulting you on the subject of the report to the H. of D. about to be made on the present state of the claims of the Commth on the U. States for War expenditure on their account. Mr Selden the agent has not yet replied to my letter, and I allmost fear it may...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), by 24 Feb. 1822]

This beautiful weather and quiet hour makes me anxious once more to see you my dearest daughter at a home, recovering its charms with the fine season. every thing like comfort is so completely destroyed during the winter by the boys, that I had rather forego the pleasure of your society provided...

John Quincy Adams to Thomas Mann Randolph, 1 Mar. 1822

In persuance of a Resolution of Congress of the 11th of January last, and of one of the 4th of February following, I have the honor to transmit to you herewith a copy of the Secret Journal of the Old Congress, in 4. vols. together with a printed copy of the Marshal’s Returns of the 4th Census. I...

Extract of Martha Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 7 Mar. 1822

… I mentioned to Jefferson your idea of removing the negroes to a country where they would be so much more profitable, he assented at once to the advantage of such a step, but said what I knew to be the fact that his Grandfather would never lissen listen to such a proposal it for a moment,...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 21 Mar. 1822

I beg My dear Nicholas that you will never again suffer your self to be made seriously uneasy by any possible length of silence from me. I am so notorious an offender in that way that if you did but know it, I deserve thanks and praises at your hands so far, for having treated you to so much...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 Mar. 1822

I am thus prompt in acknowledging your favor of the 27th Feby with the draft enclosed for 150$ which I did not receive without some painful sensations accompanied with grateful feelings to your dear Mother who has made me feel my dependent situation, less than I otherwise shou’d by her promptness...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 3 Apr. 1822

I wish my dear mother that Papa may be as good as his word and send me the remittance without which I can neither pay my visit to Baltimore nor leave Washington; I am becoming quite impatient and very apprehensive lest his delays should disappoint me in this much wished for visit—and after having...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 7 Apr. 1822

All your letters bring the same charge, of want of punctuality, against me, & I do not think that I deserve it in the least. you have written me seven letters, the two last of which I received together,—dated 24th of Feb. & 10th of March—while spending a week at Ashton from whence I...