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Elizabeth Trist to Mary House Gilmer, 1 Sept. 1808

I have been with Mrs Monroe and Eliza ten days Harriet is with Mrs Divers unless she has is at Ridgway with Lucy as she meditated a visit there in a few days when I parted with her 12 days since, hearing that Lucy was at Farmington I summon’d up resolution to ride there on Horse back but...

Elizabeth Trist to Mr. Kelly, 27 Mar. 1809

I may have acted improperly in the request I made to you Mr Randolph being the only person authorised to transact any business relating to my in this country and thro him the application shou’d have certainly...

Elizabeth Trist to Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, 3 Apr. 1809

I am really feeling some delicacy at what I am about to exact from you as I know it will be attended with some trouble to you but your kind offer to execute my little commissions imboldens me to put your freindship to the test once more to get me a plain high posted mahagony bedstead with railing...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 10 July 1809

I shou’d have embraced an earlier opportunity to make my acknowledgements for your kind favor by Jefferson Randolph but being on a visit to Mrs Monroe it did not reach me till the day before yesterday I beg you to accept my sincere thanks for your polite and friendly invitation and the unexpected...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 29 May 1810

as I am satisfied of the kind and friendly interest you take in my family am induced to communicate all that comes from them, tho at present I write with difficulty as I have a poultis on my thumb in consiquence of a gathering which is attended with some pain but I am in hopes that it will soon...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 3 June 1810

I, was delighted my Dear Nicholas at the receipt of your letter which was a testimony of your remembrance as also of your application to your duties, which from your Mothers Lamentation for the loss you had sustaind in the Death of your Father and her inability to pay the attention you required,...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 17 July 1810

I am fated not enjoy tranquility of mind for any length of time poor Mary what is to become of her and the family by Mr Grimes sophistry she is deprived of every means of support beside being involved in debt, gracious God what will not a deceiving villian effect. I am sorry that she did not...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 23 Aug. 1810

If any thing that William Brown cou’d do was to surprise me, your information wou’d have had that effect his conduct seems altogether Mysterious after the part he has acted to expose himself to a publick audience some of whom if he even had a thought he must have believe’d wou’d recognise him for...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 15 Sep. [1810]

I am uneasy my Dr friend at not hearing from you for so long a period hope you have had no new cause of distress in your family. The Country begins to be very sickly several families in this Village are down with violent Bilious fevers as yet there has been no mortality, except a young Lady by...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 24 Oct. [1810]

I shou’d have written to you My beloved friend ere this but I had nothing satisfactory to communicate Our passage down the Deleware was tedious not having, some part of the time a breath of wind but we had good entertainment and respectable company to the number of thirty including Servants we...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 28 Dec. 1810

you will be surprised to hear that we are still in Albemarle and very probably the bad weather may detain us some time longer altho Peachey has come to escort us, I begin to think it wou’d have been for our advantage if he had not come till the spring for my poor sister seems to despair of ever...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 7 Jan. 1811

I am afraid My Dr friend that I shall tire your patience by forcing so many of my scribbles upon you, but goodness often wounds it self—had you been less kind and discovered less feeling towards a distressd unfortunate family you might have escaped as well as many other of my acquaintance with...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 7 May 1811

Your kind favor of the 15th April was gratefully received and if you had not mention’d delicate health and weak sperits I shou’d have derived infinate pleasure from hearing from you for I really began to feel some little mortification at your long silence I came here last saturday in expectation...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 6 July 1811

your kind favor of the 9th June on the 4th of July I recd with joy and gratitude it was the first news I had of Marys arrival, and I began to be anxious about her if the same good fortune attends her in the settlement of her affairs with the Government as she experienced on the voyage it will...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 18–19 Oct. [1811]

I have been looking for a letter from you for some time, and began to be apprehensive least some of the family were sick, or somthing had happend to draw your attention from me for so long a period, for you have always been so kind and attentive to me, that I cou’d not attribute your silence to...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 1 Feb. 1812

Your last favor My Dear friend was dated 13th October a long period to elapse without hearing from one who I never cease to think of with affection and respect, and in whoes happiness I feel the greatest interest If it was in my power not one trouble shou’d assail you, the current shou’d flow on...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 3 May 1812

I take the earliest opportunity to acknowledge the receipt of your Welcome favor which was to have been forwarded by Harmer he has beheaved most shockingly to be sure, and when I see him I shall give him a good scolding I wrote to Mrs Thompson for some little things that I wanted or shou’d want...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 28 Sept. 1812

How truly welcome wou’d have been your kind favor of Augst 18th if it had not intimated your want of health your long silence induced me to think all was not as I wish’d with you, or that you had left the city on some excursion, that Idea, prevented my writing to appease my anxiety tho I felt...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 1 Feb. 1813

It is a long time My ever dear friend since I have had the satisfaction of hearing from you; hope indisposition has not caused your long silence not a day passes without thinking of you and shou’d write to you more frequently, but the fear of being too obtrusive deters me, I want to hear if this...

Elizabeth Trist to Sarah Maria Thompson, 10 Apr. 1813

A thousand thanks, My Dr Girl, for your kind letter of the 6th Feby, which I shou’d have acknowledged sooner had I not written to your Mother so recently. I shou’d have enjoy’d your sprightly strain if it had not been attended with an account of your want of health, a circumstance that really...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 13 Dec. 1813

I can not resist the impulse of my heart to communicate to you the pleasure I know you will feel as well as my self, at hearing my dear children acknowledge their happiness—in the 1st place Since I wrote to you I got a letter from Nicholas ...

Elizabeth Trist to Charles [?], 19 Dec. 1813

I almost despaird of hearing from you The hope of being an agreeable corrispondent to a young man never never enter’d my mind but as you had thrown the gauntlet and I accepted the challange I anticipated much pleasure from your letters as being not only entertain’g but a vehicle that wou’d convey...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 22 Aug. 1814

Your very acceptable favor of the 9th of July did not reach me till last week its detention I presume has been occasiond by the great freshes which have impeded the transportation of the mails, we have had a very wet and I think a very unpleasant summer at least it has proved so to me, without...

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