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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 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...

Harriet Hackley to Catharine Wistar Bache, 24 Mar. 1811

Can I flatter myself that my Dear Mrs bache will be pleased to hear from me after so long a silence? your affectionate letter was truly wellcome & I have no excuse to offer for so shameful a neglect in not answering it sooner than the state of my health, & spirits, which have both been...

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...

Mary Trist Jones (Tournillon) to Catharine Wistar Bache, 25 June 1812

In my last letter I promised to give you an account of my affairs on the return of my Mother, but Alas, my health, which was then flattering, has prevented me, I have had a severe attack of my breast, which obliged me to submit to the opinion of my physician who had earnestly recommended bleeding...

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...

Harriet Hackley to Catharine Wistar Bache, 25 Nov. 1812

I have waited a long time in vain for an answer my dear Mrs Bache to my last letter, I will not think you have forgotten me, as the idea would be productive of real unhappiness but will account for it in some other way: I live so retir’d a life & have in the general way so little to...

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...

Harriet Hackley to Catharine Wistar Bache, 17 Feb. 1812

Since the receipt of your kind letter my dear friend I have been very ill, which must plead my excuse for having so long delay’d to answer it. my health is now restored, or nearly so, & with pleasure I hasten to thank you for your prompt attention to my wishes—Poor Don Felix! I am truly sorry...

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 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...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 21 Dec. 1814

Altho we have not quite accomplish’d our half yearly occupation of cloathing the Negroes, from a wound in my thumb I am exempted from duty for the present, as I can not be altogether without employment my inclination urges me to chat a little with my dear and much esteem’d friend Mrs Bache who...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 24 Apr. 1816

I am at a loss to account for your long Silence, I am unwilling to ascribe it to design, for I have had too many proofs of your goodness to allow that Idea to take hold on my mind, for my pride wou’d then take the alarm and oblige me to relinquish what I have not the power to retain and altho I...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 2 July 1817

Be assured My much valued and dear friend that your letter was most welcome to my heart, for I had almost despaird of ever having the pleasure to recieve another letter from you I shou’d not have been cerimonious and concluded to give you once more some proof of my remembrance, had not I felt...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 12 Sept. 1817

My sincere thanks are due to my much valued friend for her kind attention to my Grand Sons and the interest she takes in their welfare. They arrived here the 19th of last month, after a Passage to Baltimore of 21 days on board the Marmion ...

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