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Martha Jefferson Randolph to Joseph Coolidge, 1 Mar. 1826

No apology is due My dear Joseph for the earnestness with which you urge Cornelia’s visit. believe me you can not be more anxious about it than I am, and I hope we shall be able to accomplish it without resorting to the means you propose. not that my heart does not admit...

Nicholas P. Trist to Joseph Coolidge, 4 July 1826

I’ve missed the last mail or two, from a desire to communicate something definitive, which some little fluctuations that have occurred rendered impossible. There is no longer any doubt. Unless one chance to a hundred thousand, or a Million, may be ground for doubt. He has been dying since...

John T. Kirkland to Joseph Coolidge, 12 Oct. 1826

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences have assigned to me the interesting duty of preparing & delivering on the 30. of this month a Discourse designed in respectful notice of their deceased ex President Mr Adams & their Associate Mr Jefferson. I am especially to consider them in...

Nicholas P. Trist to Joseph Coolidge, 30 June 1828

You must not consider the Sentiments on the Hartford conventn contained in last Saturday’s paper, as mine. On all these subjects, as I wd be sure to be overruled I let matters take their own course: and Dr Carr, tho’ a christian i.e. member of the church, and withal a very worthy man, is a real...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Joseph Coolidge, 25 Jan. 1829

Your letters are always most welcome dear Joseph whether “two days” or two months should have intervened between them. they do not require the additional recommendation of containing a bulletin of the new comer and his dear mother’s health grateful as that must allways be to me, to make them very...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Joseph Coolidge, 15 Dec. 1830

I have written the letter of introduction for Mr Sparks & enclosed it to him in N. York as you desired, and as I had some sins of negligence unatoned towards the good lady, I wrote her another long explanatory & conciliatory letter to procure ...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Joseph Coolidge, 24 Oct. 1858

I am just from church, a church originally planned by Grandpapa, where I heard a good sermon from an Episcopalian Clergyman, a young man, the Revd Mr. Butler. I have been talking freely with my brother Jefferson on the subject of the ‘yellow children’ and will give you the substance of our...