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Martha Jefferson Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 29 Nov. 1814

I will write you a few lines My Dear Virginia allthough I am in a great hurry. yet shall it never be said that I neglected you so much as to let so direct an opportunity pass with out some token of remembrance. I send you by Nancy some fur which perhaps you may be able to make some use of, though...

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”—...

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...

Will of Peter Carr, 14 Jan. 1815

(copy) In the name of God—Amen. I Peter Carr of Albemarle do make this last will in manner and form following 1st It is my desire that all my debts be paid with all convenient expedition: This as to my debts generally: with respect to those two, due to my Sister Cary, and sister Mary, it is...

John Armistead to Thomas Mann Randolph, 21 Jan. 1815

The legislatare having past a Law for raising troops It becomes necessary that applycations for Commissions should be immediately made and as Its my wish to continue in the Service, and having Served under you am induced to make the following request. If in your opinion I deserve the same, (ie a...

Ann C. Morris to William B. Giles, 7 Feb. 1815

I wrote to Mr Eppes a few days ago requesting him to call on you and read the packet which I took the liberty of forwarding, to your care, last week. By this day’s mail I send (in three packages) a copy of my...

Ann C. Morris to William B. Giles, 17 Feb. 1815

I did not intend imposing on your patience again, but, am anxious to know whether all the packages, which I took the liberty of forwarding to your care, reached Washington. If not, I shall obtain another copy of Mr R’s letter, determined it shall be seen in Virginia with a copy of my Answer. It...

Ann C. Morris’s Statement Regarding William B. Giles, 14 Mar. 1815

Early in 1790 I derived an exalted opinion of Mr Giles from an estimable young man by the name of Harrison. At different times I heard of Mr Giles defending me amid the fury of Enemies, not for my sake, because indeed our acquaintance was too slight, but in a way which evinced much benevolence of...

Ann C. Morris to William B. Giles, 22 Mar. 1815

It is unnecessary to describe the amiable Mrs Carrington to one who has ever been acquainted with her. Mrs Randolph (formerly Miss Beverley) is an ornament to human nature. Neither my husband or self can yet call to mind my ever having said Mr Randolph was particularly attentive to me at any...

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...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Elizabeth Trist, 31 May 1815

I believe it is better My Dear Mrs. Trist to let you take my apologies for granted, than to engross a page of the few letters I do write with so uninteresting a subject; and really I could say nothing that ought to excuse a silence of two years. I have been sincerely...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 10 July 1815

Upon my arrival here I found my affairs so deranged in consequence of my not coming up on saturday that It will be necessary for me to return by the head of Rock fish, a neighbor which abounds in distilleries and whiskey drinkers, Nogs & tories. this will place Charlottesville, almost...

James Madison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, 2 Aug. 1815

I have recd yours of the 28th Ult: The wishes of your son & of yourself, that he might be appd to the Consulate at Leghorn had been previously made known to me; and I Should have taken sincere pleasure in doing what depends on me for giving effect to them, had they the way been sufficiently...

David M. Randolph to Thomas Eston Randolph, 25 Aug. 1815

This communication flowing from a full recollection of departed excellence, woud not now be addressed to you particularly, were it not from a belief of our respected brother-in-law T. M. R.s being absent from your neighborhood. The object of it, you will readily perceive to be deeply interesting...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 8 Dec. 1815

This will handed to you by a charming little boy who has passed a few days with your brother, pray shew him every kindness and attention in your power as we have received many from his family; I wrote you by the last mail mentioning that I had sent by Madam Meriams boat a box and Trunk and...

Pocahontas Bolling Cabell to Susan Wilcox Hubard, 23 Dec. 1815

On my return home yesterday even’g from Lynchburg I very unexpectedly met with Mr Eldridge who inform’d me he was bearer of the intelligence of Miss Logwoods marriage to the Lynchburg Press. That they were at the wedding and that he would call here today for letters if I wished to write—which in...

Harriet F. Randolph to Mary J. Randolph, [ca. 1816-1817]

When I received your note my dearest life, my heart reproached me for the omission of which you spoke, but believe me it was entirely accidental & occasioned I sup now suppose by the haste in which I wrote, & the frequent twinges of the Col. which made my note so brief & so illegible...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 5 Jan. 1816

Phill is just leaving town my dearest Mother and I detain him a few moments untill I can write f a few lines to let you know that we arrived safe last evening. the first days journey was a very disagreable one, the roads rough and the carriage a very uneasy, one at Goochland Court, house where we...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 22 Jan. 1816

I arrived here yesterday morning after a most disagreable & fatiguing journey. We left Richmond friday morning at four o clock, and reached Fredericksburg at eleven o clock at night, having travelled sixteen miles after dark, the roads dreadfull. the second day’s journey was only fifty miles...