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Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 12 Sept. 1822

Your last, written more than six weeks ago, informed me of the existing indisposition of several of the family. A “mere circumstance,” how ever, I suppose; since I am indebted, for any alleviation of my uneasiness on the subject, to an “all’s well” in a letter Browse lately got from Francis.—I am...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 2 Oct. 1822

I am surprised that you do not Receive my letters in due time, for those your Brother and self write me, are seldom more than 21 days before they reach me and a free communication with your self and Brother is the greatest happiness that I at present enjoy, I am sorry to hear that you have been...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Maria Hadfield Cosway, 24 Oct. 1822 [Quote]

I, am laying the foundation of an University in my native state, which I hope will repay the liberalities of it’s legislature by improving the virtue and science of their country, already blest with a soil and climate emulating those of your favorite Lodi. I have been myself the Architect of the...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 31 Oct. 1822

I have waited a few days to enable me to have a good report to give you of Mama’s health, Dearest Nicholas, in my answer to the letter I received from you a few days ago. when I wrote last I mention’d a slight head-ache which she Mama was afflicted with, but which lasted a very short time;...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, 2 Nov. 1822 [Quote]

in our village of Charlottesville there is a good degree of religion with a small spice only of fanatacism. we have four sects, but without either church or meeting house. the Court house is the common temple, one Sunday in the month to each. here episcopalian and presbyterian, methodist and...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 12 Nov. 1822

I have been disappointed in hearing from you as I expected certainly to have done this evening, My Dear Nicholas, and have a great mind not to write to you atall, until I do get a letter, but as you have constituted your self the “repository” of all that passes in my thoughts, the terror and...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 17 Nov. 1822

It is just a year to day; my dear Nicholas since we left Monticello together, you, anticipating a long fatiguing journey, I, a short and pleasant one (in your society in spite of bad weather and roads) and a winter of gaiety & amusement—Time as he bears us along with him frequently appears to...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 28 Nov. 1822

I received your welcome favor of the 21st October last Evening I had been expecting Brother a letter from your Brother not having had that pleasure for some time but he seems not to have that feeling towards me that wou’d excite much sensibility or he wou’d delight in giving pleasure to his poor...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 1 Dec. 1822

mon cher trist. âprès avoir mûrement réfléchi et pris L’avis de plusieurs personnes nous ne Saurions différer de faire notre encaisse: nos affaires en Sont au point que, Si malheureusement nous manquions notre récolte L’année prochaine il nous Serait impossible de trouver à renouveler nos Billets...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 4 Dec. 1822

c’est le Coeur navré de Douleur que je Vous écris: je Viens De remettre à antoine Le même avec lequel je Suis descendu une lettre pour Vous: il faut aussi-tôt Son arrivée que Vous partiez avec les nègres que j’ai achetés L’ann Cette année: faites En Sorte qu’ils Soient le plus aussi propres que...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Smith, 8 Dec. 1822 [Quote]

the pure and simple unity of the creator of the universe is now all but ascendant in the Eastern states; it is dawning in the West, and advancing towards the South; and I confidently expect that the present generation will see Unitarianism become the general religion of the United States.

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Smith, 8 Dec. 1822 [Quote]

man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder is the sport of every wind. with such persons gullability which they call faith takes the helm from the hand of reason and the mind becomes a wreck.

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 20 Dec. 1822

A long and unavoidable separation from one so much loved, as you are , Dearest Nicholas, would be painful enough without the fears and melancholy forebodings that I have on the subject of your health. You are already sick and your strength prostrated by one summer spent in Louisiana, how then am...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 23 Dec. 1822

Yours of the 21st of October reached me on the 27th Nov and was gratefully received, to hear of your being restored to health gave me pleasure tho unnable to enjoy any thing from a want of that blessing which has been denied me the last three weeks, indeed I am still a sufferer but not in so...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell, 28 Dec. 1822 [Quote]

of all things the most important is the completion of the buildings. the remission of the debt will come of itself. it is already remitted in the mind of every man, even of the enemies of the institution. and there is nothing pressing very immediately for it’s expression. the great object of our...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 6 Jan. 1823

Having some idea of riding to the river tomorrow; and feeling even more than usually inclined to enter into conversation with you, to pass away this stormy and howling evening, more pleasantly than my books could assist me in doing; I believe I will gratify my inclination, and take a letter for...

Azariah C. Dunn to Nicholas Philip Trist, 13 Jan. 1823

Mr Hugh Dunham informs me that he is indebted to you $100 for the rent of your Plantation, and requested me to make Some arangment with you for the payment, his crop of Cotton has fell far Short of his expectation both in Quantity & Quality, and he will not be able to pay the...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell, 13 Jan. 1823 [Quote]

were it necessary to give up either the Primaries or the University, I would rather abandon the last. because it is safer to have a whole people respectably enlightened, than a few in a high state of science and the many in ignorance. this last is the most dangerous state in which a nation can be...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 16 Jan. 1823

I am a lady of so much importance during this month that I can scarcely command time enough to write to you ; but at least if my letters afford you the pleasure you say they do, it is a fresh inducement for me to make the attempt. in this short piece I have been twice interrupted.—Hugh Minor was...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 20-21 Jan. 1823

I was not aware, my dear Nicholas, when I wrote last that the blues were so strong upon me, or I should have prevented them from tinging my letter with their sombre colours. this is in every body's power, if they must feel uncomfortable themselves, they can at least avoid making others so, and in...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P Trist, 21 Jan. 1823

I feel a degree of uneasiness not hearing from you since the 21st of October and had I not received a letter from my Darling Browse dated 21st Dec in which he mentions that Mr Tournillon and your self had been to New Orleans on business, the information created a good deal of uneasiness in my...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 4 Feb. 1823

The post brought me two letters from you this evening Dearest Nicholas, and has made my conscience smite me for the unjust suspicions I had allowed to creep into my mind during a month—wanting only a few days—that I did not hear from you except by the means of Mama and Sister Ellen. those...