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John Wayles Eppes to [Robert?] Smith, 9 Feb. 1808

Jno W Eppes with his respects forwards to Mr Smith the enclosed letter—Mr Thweatt the writer being nearly connected with me, I forbear to say any thing on his worth, or the weight which ought to be attatched to his opinions—On this subject I refer you to Colo: Goodwin & Mr Giles with whom he...

John Wayles Eppes to Unknown, [ca. 1812–1816]

I have the honour to transmit to you the enclosed letters—I have no personal acquaintance with the young gentleman in whose favour they are written. The gentlemen who have interested themselves for him are all men of reputation and worth. Mr Stephenson is Speaker of the Legislature of Virginia—Mr...

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...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 29 Dec. 1813

Mr W. Cary has just shewn me two letters from Colo J. H. Cocke by which I find that he waves his claim to fill the place in the Militia of our state rendered vacant by the death of General Guerrant, in favor of Colo W. C. Nicholas of albemarle. Mr Cary, who is the relation and friend of Colo N.,...

Thomas Mann Randolph to William Bache, [ca. 1 Jan. 1814]

Thomas M. Randolph asks his old friend Dr William Bache to call on him at Renshaw’s Hotel as soon as his leisure will permit. T. M. R. stays but a short time in Philada and is very impatient to renew his old feelings by the sight of Dr B. He will pay his respects to Mrs Bache tomorrow.

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 8 Jan. 1814

I thank you most heartily for the trouble you have taken on my account, as detailed in your kind letter which I received by mail yesterday. I hope to God you may not have done something in your zeal for me, to disappoint yourself, through your friend, whom I esteem as much as you possibly can....

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, 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 Alexander J. Dallas, 26 Nov. 1814

Your letter to the chairman of the committee on the Bank question this morning has greatly mortified and astonished your friends—For myself I do assure you that nothing has occurred since my being in public life which has excited in my bosom such a sentiment of Despair—You have blasted our hopes...

John Wayles Eppes to Alexander J. Dallas, 30 Nov. 1814

Your letter of the 25th was received late last Evening—The one I addressed to you was written under the impulse of feelings produced at the moment your communication was read—I viewed with apprehension and dread what appeared to me an official declaration that “public credit no longer existed”—...

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, 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, 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...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 20 July 1820

I replied to your favor of the 1st ult. on the day I received it, the 5th but my answer having by accident remained on my table untill another day I destroyed it, from the great value I allways set upon your opinion, as I had indulged too much in invective against particular persons, by whom I...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 5 Aug. 1820

I ventured to postpone sending your Books to you while Correa de Serra who arrived 48 hours after me, this visit, should remain with Mr Jefferson. The imperfect copy of Wildenow++It ends with Monaecia; to which it is entire. which you lent to Girardin, and afterward to me, is to him, while among...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 11 Aug. 1820

The trunk (of Leather) was packed and the letter with it hastily written on the day Correa left us. I had much to do on my farm (4 miles off) on that day, and intended to have set out at day break next morning for Richmond, but was stoped by letters from Richmond informing me there was nothing...

Joseph C. Cabell to Thomas Mann Randolph, 1 Mar. 1821

On casting my eye over the paper respecting the poor school system I find an error in the case of Nelson County. There is no draft for 1820. Whereas I am sure the county did draw—and it is manifest that this must have been the case—because so great a balance could not otherwise exist. Might it...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 2 Mar. 1821

My desire to keep myself from being involved in any error which the extreme hurry might produce alone induced me to make known that I took no part in the Tuesday meeting of the Board of the Literary Fund. It would have given me much pleasure to have aided in any way, in or out of Board, in...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 31 Jan. 1822

I am glad to have an opportunity of consulting you on the subject of the report to the H. of D. about to be made on the present state of the claims of the Commth on the U. States for War expenditure on their account. Mr Selden the agent has not yet replied to my letter, and I allmost fear it may...