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Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 18 July [1819]

We have reached our journey's end in safety my dearest Mother, having met with no accident on the road, no misadventure of any kind, except being driven in to Hunter’s yesterday morning by a shower of rain, which forced us to take a neat comfortable breakfast at half after seven o clock, instead...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 July 1819

Altho I had detirmined to write to no one till I received replys to my letters, I can not resist the impulse of my heart to address my beloved Grand Son and to assure him of my affectionate solicitude for his health and happiness I am not uneasy at your long silence as I attribute it to your...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 28 [July] 1819

I must answer my Dear Virginia’s letter, if I can hold my head up only long enough to write three lines, but I have risen this morning with a stiff neck & as the pain and stiffness has been encreasing I am in great fear of having one of those attacks that I have had at Monticello when I ...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 28 July 1819

I received your letter of the 24th yesterday evening, my dearest Mother, three days after date, and this circumstance is particularly comforting to me, at a time when your state of health will keep me constantly anxious to hear of y & from you regularly, and without any post-office delays. I...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 11 Aug. 1819

We have spent so much of our time in visiting that I really am afraid I shall do very little with my books after all, for besides the time taken up by the act of dressing and visiting I really am so stupid and so much fatigued when I return that I find the bed the most proper place for me for...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 11 Aug. 1819

The mail which brought me your letter of the 7th my dear Mother, brought one from Col. Nicholas to Grand-papa, informing him of his misfortunes, & that he had placed his estate in the hands of trustees to be sold for the payment of his debts; if it brought any thing like its value, there...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 21 Aug. 1819

Votre lettre Du 14. De L’expiré m’a causée La plus Vive inquiétude; je me Suis, immédiatement la reception, occuppé De me procurer de L’argent mais toutes mes démarches ont été infructueuses. il ne m’a pas été possible d’emprunter même au plus haut interêt: j’ai envoyé à votre frère dans les...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 24 Aug. 1819

In spite of the desperate condition of Col. N’s affairs, I cannot help hoping that my dear Grand-father will escape, or at least that he will receive some indemnification. the 20,000 $ as you observe would still leave a large estate behind, if it was simply a loss of 20,000$, but in times like...

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...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 24 Sept. 1819

You must attribute my silence to this infernal play which has taken up all the spare time I had & is not yet acted, god grant that it never may be, for it will afford the young Ladies a good opportunity of being witty at our expence, but that is a thing of course, for their conversation ...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 24 Sept. 1819

You must attribute my silence to this infernal play which has taken up all the spare time I had & is not yet acted, god grant that it never may be, for it will afford the young Ladies a good opportunity of being witty at our expence, but that is a thing of course, for their conversation ...

Elizabeth Trist to Emma Walker Gilmer, 15 Oct. 1819

I expected to have had the opportunity of writing to you by the Miss Randolphs who were to have accompanied their Grand Father to Poplar Forest about this time but he was taken so ill with a violent pain in his bowels this day week that his life was despared off, two Doctors were call’d in to his...

Marie Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 17 Oct. 1819

The Cotton has been ready for some time waiting for a boat, the man who promised to take it to town has not yet arrived but as we expect him hourly I trust your Father will send you a check for $300 next week; I cannot express to you my dear Child half the pain this want of money has cost me I...

Marie Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 17 Oct. 1819

The Cotton has been ready for some time waiting for a boat, the man who promised to take it to town has not yet arrived but as we expect him hourly I trust your Father will send you a check for $300 next week; I cannot express to you my dear Child half the pain this want of money has cost me I...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 19 Oct. 1819

I have walked this morning from Monticello to Peter minor’s, grandmother’s residence at this present moment, I started immediately after breakfast, reached this in about an hour and a half, the morning was perfectly well adapted for a jaunt of that kind, & they say that there is no situation...

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

Time at present does not give me the means to make a long epistle, & Indeed if it was not on Fs account you should not hear from me for a week or so. I imagined that I told you all I knew respecting the university but as you say not, I must tell you the same tale over again. there is no...

Alexander Garrett to John H. Cocke, 24 Oct. 1819

Your favour of yesterday is recieved, I will do the best I can to get John boarding where he wishes it, but am very fearfull that it will be a difficult matter to get it in a private family in this place I have been this morning to see Mrs Burnley. she declines takeing boarders. the truth is that...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 2 Jan. 1820

I cannot resit the impulse of my heart to address you on the entrance of another year which I sincerely hope will be replete with happiness to you your Brother has gone to spend his vacation with Francis Epps 50 miles from here fortunately they had pleasant weather to travil ...