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John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 9 Feb. 1813

I met Mr Norvel on Friday last who told me that your cousin Wayles and yourself were well and had written but that he had forgotten your letters and left them on his table at home. I have not heard from your grand papa since you left us. Robert Bolling is still at home—His Father means to try and...

John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 11 Dec. 1813

I received on my arrival at this place all your several letters and am very glad to hear of your being well and satif satisfied with your situation at Mr Halcombs—I was compelled to go with your Mama to North Carolina and being so long on the road going there and returning has been the cause of...

John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 20 Jan. 1814

I am very glad to hear that you & your cousin Wayles are well—It is very uncertain how long Congress may sit—When you get out of money let me know and I will enclose you some in a letter—I am glad to find you are satisfied with Mr & Mrs Holcombe. I have seen from Mr Holcombe a letter to...

John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 5 Mar. 1814

I received this morning your last letter—I am very glad to hear you are well—I have been myself very unwell but have recovered again— Mr Willie Jones of North Carolina fasted 39. days—was taken ill on the 39th night and remains ill still—your maman and all the family were well when I heard from...

John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 30 Sept. 1814

I have received your two letters & am very glad to hear you are well— I have purchased for you a two bladed knife as you desired and will forward it by Tom—The city of Washington looks very gloomy—The Presidents house and the capital were burnt—The offices of war and of the Treasury together...

John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 26 Oct. 1814

I am sorry to hear from your Mama that you have been sick—I feel pleasure however from learning that you have again recovered— I propose returning home at christmas—If nothing happens to prevent it my coming home I will inclose you money in time to meet me there—I shall probably be at home five...

John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 25 Apr. 1815

I have been so much occupied in the election that I have not had an opportunity of writing to you for some time in consequence of being from home on Tues day the post day—all the elections taking place on Mon day—Randolph has gained the election by 91. 61. votes—It has been produced in part by...

John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 2 May 1817

Your Mama is still staying with your aunt Baker—The mail when I passed Raines yesterday in returning here had not got in—Your uncle Baker has been kind enough to send up today but even if I get a letter from you there will be no chance of sending an answer by this mail. Jefferson came to our...

John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 17 May 1817

I received a letter from you by the last mail and am sorry that you are capable of suspecting any person of an act of so much meanness as to enter your chamber Secretly and cut your cloathes. You should endeavour my Son to curb and correct your temper—quickness of temper is often destructive to...

John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 20 June 1818

Our neighbor Captn Evans has been so good as to take charge of your virgil He thinks an opportunity will certainly offer of forwarding it while he is in Lynchburg—If none such should occur I have requested him to leave it with Mr Wells the Tavern keeper with whom I was formerly well acquainted ...

John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 6 Aug. 1818

I received your last letter & feel some pleasure in observing the progress you are making—Your hand writing is much changed for the better & your style so much improved as to excite not surprise merely but heartfelt satisfaction—I look forward with great anxiety to the period of your...

John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 9 Sep. 1818

I have not written to you lately—It is not however from any want of affectionate remembrance, but has been produced solely by the dangerous situation of Caesar whose life I feel some pleasure in reflecting has been preserved by good nursing. He has had a violent inflamatory bilious attack...

John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 1 Jan. 1819

I find from the letters recieved from your Mama and yourself this week that neither of you recieved my last— The old mode of keeping christmas seems to be going generally out of fashion—It has changed very much since my recollection Formerly all classes of society kept it as a kind of feast—It is...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Francis Eppes, 5 Apr. 1821

Your letter of Feb. 28th reached me about ten days ago, my dear Francis, and I mention this circumstance to let you see that I have not been very dilatory in replying to, and thanking you for this proof of your friendship. Understanding from your letters to my sisters, that your situation in...