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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...

Elizabeth Trist to Mary House Gilmer, 30 Jan. [1824]

I am induced to trouble you a gain with my scrawl from hearing Mrs Randolph speak of the good effect she experienced from taking charcoal when her stomach was affected by acidity I beg’d her to write the receipt which she has just brought me, I shou’d have been very unhappy had I known your...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Jared Sparks, 4 Feb. 1824 [Quote]

In the disposition of these unfortunate people, there are two rational objects to be distinctly kept in view. 1. the establishment of a colony on the coast of Africa, which may introduce among the Aborigines the arts of cultivated life, and the blessings of civilisation and science. by doing this...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph: Bond Payable to Opie Norris, 5 Mar. 1824

On demand, for value received, I, Thomas J Randolph of Albemarle county, promise to pay to Opie Norris, Admr. of John C. Ragland, decd. his heirs or assigns, the sum of twenty seven Dollars and fifty cents, current money of Virginia, with legal interest thereon from the 21st day of February 1824...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 Mar. 1824

Really, my dear Nicholas, you are quite too modest and humble; you will never make your way in the world with so poor an opinion of your own merits; do you not know that with the common herd a man often passes current for the value he chooses to fix on himself & that impudence is the most...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 8 Apr. 1824

I expect you have accused me of relapsing into my lazy habits of last Fall, Dearest Nicholas, and I hasten to vindicate myself in the very first moment that belongs to me. The meeting of the visitor’s which was to have taken place as soon as the assembly rose, was postponed until the usual time,...

Extract from the Diary of John Quincy Adams, 23 May 1824 [Quote]

23. VII. ... Mr Hay spoke as he always does with extreme bitterness of Mr Jefferson, whom he declares to be one of the most insincere men in the world ... Mr Jefferson – His enmity to Mr Monroe was inveterate though disquised, and he was at the bottom of all the opposition to Mr Monroe in Virginia.

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824 [Quote]

Our revolution commenced on more favorable ground. it presented us an Album on which we were free to write what we pleased. we had no occasion to search into musty records, to hunt up Royal parchments, or to investigate the laws & institutions of a semi-barbarous ancestry. we appealed to...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824 [Quote]

the constitutions of most of our states assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves, in all cases to which they think themselves competent, (as in electing their functionaries executive and legislative, and deciding by a jury of themselves, both fact...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824 [Quote]

With respect to our state and federal governments, I do not think their relations correctly understood by foreigners. they generally suppose the former subordinate to the latter. but this is not the case. they are co-ordinate departments of one simple, and integral whole. to the State governments...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824 [Quote]

the Creator has made the earth for the living, not the dead. rights and powers can only belong to persons, not to things, the dead are not even things. not to mere matter, unendowed with will. the dead are not even things. the particles of matter which composed their bodies, make part now of the...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Richard Rush, 5 June 1824 [Quote]

Congress has just risen, having done nothing remarkable, except passing a tariff bill, by squeezing majorities, very revolting to a great portion of the people of the states, among whom, it is believed, it would not have recieved a vote but of the manufactories manufactorers themselves. it is...

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 8 July 1824

My last will have put to rest your fears about the Wm & Mary interest, the note you sent me was filled up with $720 Dolls:, & discounted at the farmers Bank, $700 Dolls: of which I instantly placed at the credit of Mr. Christian, on that a/c, & advised him of it, both privately &...

Extract from Draft of Thomas Jefferson to Henry Lee, 10 Aug. 1824 [Quote]

I am no believer in the amalgamation of parties, nor do I consider it as either desirable or useful for the public; but only that, like religious differences, a difference in politics should never be permitted to enter into social intercourse, or to disturb its friendships, its charities or justice.

William Bernard to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 25 Sept. 1824

In a casual conversation with your sister Bankhead a few days ago, I expressed a desire to purchase a farm near the University of Virginia, provided I could dispose of some lands in the county of Henry in this state; upon which she remarked, that you were desirous to dispose of one called as well...