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Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 26 Mar. 1823

I can give you no better proof of the confidence I have in you, dearest Virginia, than this letter, which is the third since the receipt of your last, now almost two months old—a letter one from Francis to Browse, received about ten days ago, has prevented me from feeling that intensity of...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 28 Mar. 1823

I have not written to you for a long time my dear Nicholas, for I have as usual had nothing to write about. you receive such regular bulletins from other sources, that but little is left for me to tell, & that little before it could be committed to paper, has generally escaped from a head at...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Robert Walsh, 5 April 1823 [Quote]

do not think a biography should be written, or at least not published, during the life of the person the subject of it. it is impossible that the writer’s delicacy should permit him to speak as freely of the faults or errors of a living, as of a dead character. there is still however a better...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 6-7 Apr. 1823

At length, after being a month without a letter from you or any of the family, my father brought me one last tuesday evening. As soon as its date, (March 7th) met my sight I was sure something had happened; for otherwise you could not possibly have suffered a whole month to intervene between your...

Nicholas Philip Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 12 Apr. 1823

The happy prospect that my heart has been living in lately, dearest Virginia, has vanished; and left me again in painful darkness!—I almost begin to despair of being able to return to you; at least the prospect is such a distant one that my heart sickens at it.—The resource which I calculated on...

Extract from James Fenimore Cooper, 17 June 1823 [Quote]

While we were at the Point it rained much of the time ... Two or three of the intelligent men that I found here spoke so confidently of the merits of a picture that they had, of Jefferson, by Sully, that I thought I would relieve both M[athews] and myself by a visit to the library. You know my...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 3 May 1823

My conscience begins to reproach me, my ever dear Nicholas with having neglected to reply to your last letter, which was the best you have ever written me, in as much as it was the longest. I have been reading it over again, and am at a loss whether to enter into a grave argument with you upon...

Will of John Wayles Eppes, 5 May 1823

I, John W Eppes of the county of Buckingham and State of Virginia being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament, viz: Item 1st I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Martha B Eppes all my property both real and personal, to be used and...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 5 June 1823

As you have had an explanation of this silence of rather more than three weeks, you can have felt no uneasiness, or conceived yourself neglected atall, I shall therefore make no excuses, but proceed to tell you what a pleasant visit we have had to Bedford, and that Grand-Papa bore the fatigue of...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Johnson, 12 June 1823 [Quote]

on every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, & instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was past.

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 21 July 1823

Mrs. Trist with Emma & Mr. Gilmer arrived at Farmington a few days ago, My Dear Nicholas, and this morning Mama & Aunt Randolph have gone to pay their respects and learn from your Grand-Mother when we shall have the pleasure of seeing her here. She bore the journey from Bedford very well,...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 3 Aug. 1823

I am grieved to hear of your affair with Mr. Tournillon, My Dearest Nicholas, but I trust that it will be amicably adjusted, and Browse and yourself spared the scandal as well as the expense of a law-suit. surely his character can not have been so entirely mistaken as his present purpose would...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 30 Aug. 1823 [Quote]

the committee of 5. met ... they unanimously pressed on myself alone to undertake the draught. I consented; I drew it; but before I reported it to the committee, I communicated it separately to Dr. Franklin and mr Adams requesting their corrections; because they were the two members of whose...

David M. Randolph (1798–1825) to Nicholas P. Trist, 7 Oct. 1823

I have just returned from Monticello the first visit I have made since I spent so many agreeable days there with you 5 years ago, as I have just learned your direction, you will not take it amiss that I have not before written to you. A Friend is a treasure, such a one as I have found in you, do...