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Thomas Mann Randolph to Francis W. Gilmer, 11 June 1809

My delay to answer your two most acceptable favors hangs on my mind with a sensible weight, to remove which I am so desirous that I will not go in search of a larger or better piece of paper lest some occurence should deprive me of the moments leisure I now have, not disturbed by any embarassment...

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...

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...

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, 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, 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, 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...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 26 Nov. 1818

I was expecting a letter from you for some time but my expectations were not realized until yesterday, when by the same mail I received your letters of Novr 6th & 9th My Grandmother had been rendered uneasy by your letter from New York in which you complained of the head ach, rheumatism &...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 28 Nov. 1818

Believe me my beloved Grand Son that few things coud give me more delight than your favor of the 8th from WP your letter from N York had filld my mind with apprehension that you were ill the rapid journey you made and the fatigue and exposure to night air after the indulgence of every comfort...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 1 Jan. 1819

Your complaints of my negligence come very mal a propos, you should not have attacked me on that score, considering how unguarded you left yourself. Since your departure I have received but two short mean letters from you containing about twenty five words in them. they came by the same mail &...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 28 Jan. 1819

your favor of the 12th instant I received to day, I began as the Irish say, to think long at not getting some proof of your remembrance, but come when it will it brings its welcome with it, Your cousins Peachey ...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 3 Feb. 1819

I am induced to take up the pen tho I have so recently address'd you, to inform you of an event that will give you pain, as it has me and indeed every one that witness'd the Action, to be Brief then, I shall inform you of what I have heard, Bankhead had written a very letter to Mrs Jefferson...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 3 Feb. 1819

I am induced to take up the pen tho I have so recently address’d you, to inform you of an event that will give you pain, as it has me and indeed every one that witness’d the action, to be Brief then, I shall inform you of what I have heard, Bankhead had written a very abusive letter to Mrs...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 7 Feb. 1819

I was surprised on looking into the drawer where I put my letters to find the enclosed, which I thought had been Sent to the post Office, I open’d it with the intention of taking Some extracts and of noticing some things that you had mention’d, that of the musick which was not in the letter, and...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 9 Mar. 1819

I thank you My Dear Nicholas for the proofs you give me of your remembrance, which to hearing you are well & doing well constitutes my greatest pleasure and happiness my anxiety that you shou’d make the very best use of the opportunities afforded you and that you will acquire habits of...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 22 Mar. 1819

When I received the letters from home, containing our remittances I wrote you two or three lines from charlottesville, at Leitch’s request, inclosing your check, that you might endorse it payable to James Leitch and send it on to remit it again to charlottesville. I beleive I told you that if you...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 19 June 1819

I have been disappointed every mail for the last two weeks not receiving a letter from you as I had calculated on receiving a letter from you every month and your last was dated 5th of May Your Brother received one since written some days days later I had flatterd my self that you had gone...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 15 Sept. 1819

Your last letter to me was dated 6th of august, if your Brother had not got a letter from you Since you returnd from your expedition I shoud be very wretched, indeed I am not altogether easey about you at present, tho our society here is numerous and...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 15 Sept. 1819

Your last letter to me was dated 6th of august, if your Brother had not got a letter from you Since you returnd from your expedition I shoud be very wretched, indeed I am not altogether easey about you at present, tho our society here is numerous and generally agreeable but notwithstanding my...

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