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Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Waterhouse, 8 Jan. 1825 [Quote]

I am anxious to see the doctrine of one god commenced in our state. but the population of my neighborhood is too slender, and is too much divided into other sects to maintain any one Preacher well. I must therefore be contented to be an Unitarian by myself, altho I know there are many around me...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 13 Feb. 1825

The Competitor has arrived in Hampton roads all safe. This intelligence we received here early yesterday morning by the steam Boat from Norfolk, which came up about midnight—on Friday, having landed a passenger with the Professors whom he left well on Board, at City Point, whence he went to...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 Mar. 1825

With your permission I will give you in writing my reply to the objections which you inform me are made to my vote on the James & Shanhawa River and Road Bill in the House of Delegates last session. I have constantly complained, when ever the subject was mentioned, of the inequality of the...

Charles L. Bankhead to Thomas Mann Randolph, 3 Apr. 1825

your affection towards me has been severely tested, & yet your deportment in our Casual entercourse, convinces me that it still exists. My anxiety to preserve it, is the cause of this address. Coloo S Carr. has for years been to me, a sly & insido insidious foe. I believe, although before...

Arthur Brockenbrough to John H. Cocke, 7 Apr. 1825

I am much in want of two boys to bear off bricks, if you can let me have them on hire it will be a great accomodation two of the number we had before would be prefered, you will probably be sending up a house servant for one of the Professors let the boys come with him if you send him...

Extract from Alexander Garrett to John H. Cocke, 8 Apr. 1825

Doctor Dunglison had enquired of me if I knew where he could purchase a dining room servant, this enquiry induced me to wait on him yesterday and offer to hire him the boy you propose hiring, at first he seemed to prefer hiring a purchase, but at last concluded he would hire your boy. for the...

Alexander Garrett to John H. Cocke, 13 Apr. 1825

Charles with his charge of boys arrived yesterday evening a little before sun set. I sent them on to Mr Brockenbrough, and would have gone up myself but was detained by company, I go up this morning with Nelson, should Doctor Dunglison decline taking charles Nelson, I will endeavour to get him...

Mary Randolph to Ann C. Morris, 3 May 1825

When your last letter arrived I was confined by a severe illness which has prostrated my small stock of strength and denied me the power of replying to it earlier—I have a perfect recollection of the letters from Mr Hamilton which you sent for my perusal and which were returned to you—I was much...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Henry Lee, 8 May 1825 [Quote]

this was the object of the Declaration of Independance. not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of, not merely to say things which had never been said before; but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject; in terms so plain and firm as to command their...

John C. Page to Martha B. Eppes, 16 June 1825

By Tom, my dear Madam, you will receive the articles purchased for you in Richmond, as contained in your memorandum—I hope they will be approved of—if however, any of them should not answer, to your entire satisfaction, they can be returned by the first boat—inclosed is a...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 19 June 1825

“Le Vrai bonheur n’éxiste pas” écrivait made de Maintenon à la duchesse de Savoie: Votre lettre, mon cher Trist, me fait croire le contraire puisqu’elle m’assure que vous êtes parfaitement heureux. je conçois aisément qu’il en doit être ainsi dans la Situation où Vous êtes; et j’envisage pour...

George G. Skipwith to John H. Cocke, 24 June 1825

According to my promise I now set down to write to you to give you a few particulars of my situation here and also concerning myself as I know they can not fail to be interesting. I must first let you know that me and Philip are both very comfortably situated on the eastern range of pavillions in...

Octave Labranche to Nicholas Philip Trist, 25 June 1825

Mes enfans partent demain pour Philadelphie, et delà Se rendront à charlotteville, pour Se placer dans l’université; Se Sont deux jeunes gens qui ont déjà un beau commencement, ils ont assez de moyens naturels pour profiter, et obtenir même des Succès. J’ose espèrer, mon bon ami, que tu Seras...