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Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 26 Mar. 1823

I can give you no better proof of the confidence I have in you, dearest Virginia, than this letter, which is the third since the receipt of your last, now almost two months old—a letter one from Francis to Browse, received about ten days ago, has prevented me from feeling that intensity of...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 28 Mar. 1823

I have not written to you for a long time my dear Nicholas, for I have as usual had nothing to write about. you receive such regular bulletins from other sources, that but little is left for me to tell, & that little before it could be committed to paper, has generally escaped from a head at...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 6-7 Apr. 1823

At length, after being a month without a letter from you or any of the family, my father brought me one last tuesday evening. As soon as its date, (March 7th) met my sight I was sure something had happened; for otherwise you could not possibly have suffered a whole month to intervene between your...

Nicholas Philip Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 12 Apr. 1823

The happy prospect that my heart has been living in lately, dearest Virginia, has vanished; and left me again in painful darkness!—I almost begin to despair of being able to return to you; at least the prospect is such a distant one that my heart sickens at it.—The resource which I calculated on...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 3 May 1823

My conscience begins to reproach me, my ever dear Nicholas with having neglected to reply to your last letter, which was the best you have ever written me, in as much as it was the longest. I have been reading it over again, and am at a loss whether to enter into a grave argument with you upon...

Will of John Wayles Eppes, 5 May 1823

I, John W Eppes of the county of Buckingham and State of Virginia being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament, viz: Item 1st I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Martha B Eppes all my property both real and personal, to be used and...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 5 June 1823

As you have had an explanation of this silence of rather more than three weeks, you can have felt no uneasiness, or conceived yourself neglected atall, I shall therefore make no excuses, but proceed to tell you what a pleasant visit we have had to Bedford, and that Grand-Papa bore the fatigue of...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 21 July 1823

Mrs. Trist with Emma & Mr. Gilmer arrived at Farmington a few days ago, My Dear Nicholas, and this morning Mama & Aunt Randolph have gone to pay their respects and learn from your Grand-Mother when we shall have the pleasure of seeing her here. She bore the journey from Bedford very well,...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 3 Aug. 1823

I am grieved to hear of your affair with Mr. Tournillon, My Dearest Nicholas, but I trust that it will be amicably adjusted, and Browse and yourself spared the scandal as well as the expense of a law-suit. surely his character can not have been so entirely mistaken as his present purpose would...

David M. Randolph (1798–1825) to Nicholas P. Trist, 7 Oct. 1823

I have just returned from Monticello the first visit I have made since I spent so many agreeable days there with you 5 years ago, as I have just learned your direction, you will not take it amiss that I have not before written to you. A Friend is a treasure, such a one as I have found in you, do...

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 24 Nov. 1823

Yours of the 21st: is now before me, covg a blank for Col Randolph’s note due thursdy next at Farmers Bank, which shall be put in in good time. I have pd P. N. Nicholas T. & Magruders dft: on me, in your favor, for $360, & also $3.25, on your a/c, the cost of protest, which is at your...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 Nov. 1823

Mail after mail has arrived without bringing me a line from you My Dear Nicholas, for more than a month past. have you forgotten me? or are you sick? I assure you that enquiry, which I make of myself every hour in the day without being able to answer, torments me very much. the last letter that I...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 22 Dec. 1823

If I did not, from experience, know you to be a “much enduring man”, my dear Nicholas, I should despair of forgiveness for my manifold sins as a correspondent; I can only assure you that I have been deterred from writing as much by the consiousness of having nothing new or agreable to tell you,...

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 1 Jan. 1824

I have paid your half years interest to the Literary fund, say $225, and have requested Mr. Christian to make a statement of the interest due to the college, & call when he pleases, & the money shall be paid, I think I understood him to say he had some $9,000 of principal for you, tho’ am...

Elizabeth Trist to Mary House Gilmer, 30 Jan. [1824]

I am induced to trouble you a gain with my scrawl from hearing Mrs Randolph speak of the good effect she experienced from taking charcoal when her stomach was affected by acidity I beg’d her to write the receipt which she has just brought me, I shou’d have been very unhappy had I known your...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph: Bond Payable to Opie Norris, 5 Mar. 1824

On demand, for value received, I, Thomas J Randolph of Albemarle county, promise to pay to Opie Norris, Admr. of John C. Ragland, decd. his heirs or assigns, the sum of twenty seven Dollars and fifty cents, current money of Virginia, with legal interest thereon from the 21st day of February 1824...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 Mar. 1824

Really, my dear Nicholas, you are quite too modest and humble; you will never make your way in the world with so poor an opinion of your own merits; do you not know that with the common herd a man often passes current for the value he chooses to fix on himself & that impudence is the most...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 8 Apr. 1824

I expect you have accused me of relapsing into my lazy habits of last Fall, Dearest Nicholas, and I hasten to vindicate myself in the very first moment that belongs to me. The meeting of the visitor’s which was to have taken place as soon as the assembly rose, was postponed until the usual time,...

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 8 July 1824

My last will have put to rest your fears about the Wm & Mary interest, the note you sent me was filled up with $720 Dolls:, & discounted at the farmers Bank, $700 Dolls: of which I instantly placed at the credit of Mr. Christian, on that a/c, & advised him of it, both privately &...

William Bernard to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 25 Sept. 1824

In a casual conversation with your sister Bankhead a few days ago, I expressed a desire to purchase a farm near the University of Virginia, provided I could dispose of some lands in the county of Henry in this state; upon which she remarked, that you were desirous to dispose of one called as well...