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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...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Adamantios Coray, 31 Oct. 1823 [Quote]

the equal rights of man, and the happiness of every individual are now acknoleged to be the only legitimate objects of government. modern times have the signal advantage too of having discovered the only device by which these rights can be secured, to wit, government by the people.

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 24 Nov. 1823

Yours of the 21st: is now before me, covg a blank for Col Randolph’s note due thursdy next at Farmers Bank, which shall be put in in good time. I have pd P. N. Nicholas T. & Magruders dft: on me, in your favor, for $360, & also $3.25, on your a/c, the cost of protest, which is at your...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 Nov. 1823

Mail after mail has arrived without bringing me a line from you My Dear Nicholas, for more than a month past. have you forgotten me? or are you sick? I assure you that enquiry, which I make of myself every hour in the day without being able to answer, torments me very much. the last letter that I...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 22 Dec. 1823

If I did not, from experience, know you to be a “much enduring man”, my dear Nicholas, I should despair of forgiveness for my manifold sins as a correspondent; I can only assure you that I have been deterred from writing as much by the consiousness of having nothing new or agreable to tell you,...

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 1 Jan. 1824

I have paid your half years interest to the Literary fund, say $225, and have requested Mr. Christian to make a statement of the interest due to the college, & call when he pleases, & the money shall be paid, I think I understood him to say he had some $9,000 of principal for you, tho’ am...