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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,...

Marie Trist Jones (Tournillon) to Nicholas P. Trist, 4 Mar. 1813

The last mail did not bring me a letter from you my darling Nicholas—I suppose you wrote to your grandmother Trist, who has the tenderest affection for you and you are the dearest object she has in this world, I feel confident you will never neglect giving every proof in your power of that...

Mary Trist Jones (Tournillon) to Nicholas P. Trist, 29 Apr. 1813

I am vexed and disappointed my beloved child at the departure of Farlan without my knowledge I took the trouble of sending three times to the river to desire he would not go without or trunk which I had prepared for you, containing two pair of pantaloons, a jacket, a latin Dictionary and grammar...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 8 Dec. 1815

This will handed to you by a charming little boy who has passed a few days with your brother, pray shew him every kindness and attention in your power as we have received many from his family; I wrote you by the last mail mentioning that I had sent by Madam Meriams boat a box and Trunk and...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 4 Feb. 1816

I should have answered your letter of the 22d sooner, but I did not receive it until the day we were moveing; although it has always been my wish that you should study law, yet you must be sensible my dear Child I only desired to advise y ...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 16 Apr. 1816

Je Suis Enchanté, mon cher trist, que Vous Soyez Devenu plus raisonnable et que vous ayez abandonné vos projéts gigantesques d’Embrasser une profession pour laquelle, je pense, vous n’êtes jamais né, et qui d’ailleurs n’offre dans tous les tems que L’aspect de toutes les vicissitudes de La Vie....

John F. Dumoulin to Nicholas P. Trist, 12 Apr. 1817

I regret being forced to begin this letter with an apology and know not how I can do so otherwise—hurry and want of time are such trite and I must say generally such false excuses on these occasions, that however justifiably I might plead them in my own behalf at present, I detest having...

Catherine C. Brown to Nicholas P. Trist, 25 Sept. 1817

I cannot express the pleasure your letter from Birdwood gave us, to know that you were under the roof with your Grandmother, and in the house of such an amiable pair as Mr Gilmer, and his wife; I am happy to find that the change of climate has already had so good an affect on your health as it is...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 10 Oct. 1817

your letter found us in the most painful consternation, Mr Dumoulin who has had frequent relapses, had another attack of fever last week, and on monday morning was deprived of speech with every other appearance of immediate dissolution, he remained in this state for ten hours, when contrary to...

John Augustine Smith to Nicholas P. Trist, 20 Oct. 1817

your letter of the 21st August would have been answered sooner but for my absence from this place. The unhealthiness of Wmsburg during the summer is so great that I leave it as soon as the College closes & do not return until about this time. In consequence of this I fear my reply will be too...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 Oct. 1817

We received yesterday with heartfelt satisfaction the long looked for which you know came doubly à propos’s as we began to feel anxious not only on the moneys account but also concerning the health of the family. but thank heaven we were also doubly gratified for the checks have arrived and the...

Marie Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 4 Dec. 1817

This morning I received a letter from your Grandmother dated the 22d of October wherein she mentions that you had not heard from me since your arrival my astonishment is indeed great at the miscarriage of my letters for at that time there was not any complaint of irregularity in the mails though...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 25 Jan. 1818

Le Jour De La réception De La Lettre que vous ecrivez à V. maman Sous la date Du 22. Decembre dernier j’ai Reçu de La ville Les deux checks que j’avais demandés De $250. chaque: je ne perds point de tems à vous les envoyer, dans la crainte que vous ne Soyiez dans un pressant besoin; ce qui est...

David M. Randolph (1798–1825) to Nicholas P. Trist, 10 Feb. 1818

Sometime since a bundle & letter was sent from Norfolk directed to you, they were sent from New Orleans, to a merchant in the above named town and by him sent to his son, in this place, to be delivered to you, by accident the young man heard me mention your name, and directly informed me of...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 8 Mar. 1818

ayant appris par la Lettre que vous ecrivez à V. maman que vous aviez perdu votre malle: je joins Sous le pli de La présente Deux coupons de deux Billets de $50. cette petite Somme pourra vous mettre à même de Vous faire faire de Suite les objets les plus nécéssaires; je vous enverrai Dans le Ct...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 10 Apr. 1818

depuis Deux Jours, mon cher trist, je Suis à La Nlle orléans: j’ai laissé Votre maman et Julien chez me habine où je Les prendrai à mon Retour: j’espère que ce petit voyage contribuera au rétablissement de notre chère mary qui depuis 3—ou 4—mois a une fièvre lente que rien a pû Encore faire...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 7 May 1818

You were right in believing my dearest Son that nothing interests my heart so much as the happiness of my Children; therefore you must be certain that your letter of the 13th which I received last night was not read with indifference as it does not denote a mind as happy as I could wish, or you...

Peachy R. Gilmer to Nicholas P. Trist, 24 May 1818

Your very kind letter of the 4th of this month reached Liberty during my absence on the circuit. I must Join my admonitions to those of your excellent mother in warning you against a habit of procrastination, either in matters of friendship or business; It would be impossible for me to beleive...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 15 June 1818

Depuis trois mois, Sans éxagération, nous Sommes ici Sans pluie ou du moins Le peu que nous En avons Eue a Suffi à peine à abattre la poussière: je m’attendais cette année à faire une grande plantation et Elle était même déjà faitte; mais à mon retour de La ville, c’est à dire, Vers La fin d...

John F. Dumoulin to Nicholas P. Trist, 23 July 1818

It was with the greatest pleasure I received the letter which you were so good as to write me on the 22nd May. but which by the post appears not to have been forwarded untill Sometime in June—and a few days since I had the additional pleasure in of receiving a letter which your Grand-Mother did...

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