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Mary J. Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 24 Feb. 1829

brother Jeff came home last night & my first enquiry of course was about “the morals of Christ” which I had sent you, (not knowing if I was doing right or wrong) he did not mean that it should have...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 1 Mar. 1829

When did I write to you last? for I took no note of, and don’t recollect the time. I have been intending to do so again, a day or two before, and ever since, Ben’s arrival with the books. But, what with the business of the office, what with having to attend at the auction room from after dinner...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 6 Mar. 1829

Ben has returned but the waggons are still out and loaded with plaister from Fredericksburg which I think I shall regret. Poor James is infinitely worse and if some change does not take place can not hold long. Ben brings us the report of the death of Young Lee ...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 12 Mar. 1829

I have been waiting several days, dearest, in the expectation of having time to write you a letter; but I must not let this post pass, if I send only a line. I literally have not had time to write. The branch permanently assigned to me makes this the busiest time of the year; & it will...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 13 Mar. 1829

I sometimes fear, dearest Virginia, that you will all imagine, that I have become perfectly stupid, such miserable trash do I send you once in two weeks, to let you see that I am alive, & well in bodily health at least, my letters are written under such disadvantages that nothing but a...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 22 Mar. 1829

I have this moment recd your letter. What an excellent plan has been entirely defeated! of course it is of no avail to mourn now, but it seems to me unaccountable that having been compelled by his necessities to sell the books J. did not take the only steps in his power to make them produce...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 13 Apr. 1829

I think the books had best be sent to Philadelphia. which is the only city in the union which has a numerous class of Literary persons who would buy rare books: this class in Boston is less numerous and less wealthy than in Philadelphia (the wealth being great in the hands of a few). in...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, [ca. 28 May 1829]

It is a long time dearest Ellen since I wrote to you, or have written regularly; and I so seldom write to any one else, that although the list of my correspondents is an appalling one if they were at all particular with me yet they are mostly indulgent kind friends glad to hear from me when I can...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 21–24 June 1829

I take so little note of time, my dearest mother, even by it’s loss, that I do not know exactly when I last wrote to any of you, but it seems to me more than a fortnight, and perhaps you are beginning to be surprised at my silence. I have been very busy getting the little girls ready to go into...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Hore Browse Trist, 10 July 1829

j’étais très impatient D’avoir de vos nouvelles, lorsque V. lettre du 18. ul. est venue très à propos mettre un terme à mon anxiété. je Sympathise avec vous dans la perte que vous avez faîtte de Votre domestique: cet accident m’a raporté vers L’épôque du départ de mon cher julien, et me fait...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 16 July 1829

I wish you to forward the accompanying packet to Jefferson, wherever he may be, only taking care that it reach him safely, and without delay. I hope soon to have time to write to you;—the books have arrived at last, but more of them...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 21 July 1829

It is long since I heard from you, my own dear Virginia, but still longer since I have written to you, and I have no right to complain of, however I may regret, your silence. I know what the trouble of children is, and do not wonder at your making what I am fain to call you, after Mr Matthews, “a...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, [ca. 3 Aug. 1829]

I have Just received yr last and the enclosed about the Advocate. un homme sans le sou. You had better come as soon as possible,—There have been some applications for books & the applicants are put off until your arrival Mr Van Buren will return to day. & there will be perhaps something...

Mary J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 23 Aug. 1829

it seems a long time since we have heard from you my dearest sister, and I believe that we on our parts have not been very regular in writing to you of late. I spent the week before the last, which is now just ended, in Charlottesville with Cornelia and she I think wrote you from there. she is...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 31 Aug. 1829

I have only time to write you a line dear Ellen, to tell you the news. Jefferson has a son at last, born on the mor at two oclock in the morning of the 29. Jane suffered less than common at the time but complained more of weakness, afterwards. to day the third day, she has a good deal of fever....

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia Jefferson Randolph, 4 Sept. 1829

You shd not, Dearest, have allowed anything to keep me so long witht hearing from you. On sunday, I postponed my letter one post from my having written during the week, & from the conviction that I shd myself receive one the next morning. I walked to the p.o. in this assurance: but was...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann C. Morris, 6 Sep. 1829

I have received two letters from you dear Sister since I wrote last and although very closely employed yet the art of arranging my business so as to leave me most time, I never possessed and fear never shall, hence a great loss of that most precious comodity, and consequent neglect of many duties...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 22 Sept. 1829

I have yours of 16 Sept. The numbers of the books sent me are as follows; viz, nos 17. 19. 24. 28. 32. 33. 41. 56. 82. 88. 138. 200. 186. 187. 168. 242. 375. 434. 443. 449. 463. 469. 483. 530. 531 722. 723. 724. 727. 728. 793. 816. 822 822. 918.—I caution you against Poor—he has twice failed...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 16 Oct. 1829

It was so late monday evening when I received your letter that it was impossible to answer it by that mail. but Jefferson wrote to Col Peyton by the next to forward 100$ and I intended writing by the same to you to let you know what I had done; but was detained by company till too late which was...

Mary J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 25 Oct. 1829

I hope you have not been made uneasy my dear sister, by not hearing from us as often as usual, I did intend to have written a week ago but was constantly busy & for nearly a week past I have been paying leave taking visits to all my friends and acquaintances in the neighbourhood. tuesday we...