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Thomas Mann Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 13 Feb. 1825

The Competitor has arrived in Hampton roads all safe. This intelligence we received here early yesterday morning by the steam Boat from Norfolk, which came up about midnight—on Friday, having landed a passenger with the Professors whom he left well on Board, at City Point, whence he went to...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 Mar. 1825

With your permission I will give you in writing my reply to the objections which you inform me are made to my vote on the James & Shanhawa River and Road Bill in the House of Delegates last session. I have constantly complained, when ever the subject was mentioned, of the inequality of the...

Charles L. Bankhead to Thomas Mann Randolph, 3 Apr. 1825

your affection towards me has been severely tested, & yet your deportment in our Casual entercourse, convinces me that it still exists. My anxiety to preserve it, is the cause of this address. Coloo S Carr. has for years been to me, a sly & insido insidious foe. I believe, although before...

Arthur Brockenbrough to John H. Cocke, 7 Apr. 1825

I am much in want of two boys to bear off bricks, if you can let me have them on hire it will be a great accomodation two of the number we had before would be prefered, you will probably be sending up a house servant for one of the Professors let the boys come with him if you send him...

Extract from Alexander Garrett to John H. Cocke, 8 Apr. 1825

Doctor Dunglison had enquired of me if I knew where he could purchase a dining room servant, this enquiry induced me to wait on him yesterday and offer to hire him the boy you propose hiring, at first he seemed to prefer hiring a purchase, but at last concluded he would hire your boy. for the...

Alexander Garrett to John H. Cocke, 13 Apr. 1825

Charles with his charge of boys arrived yesterday evening a little before sun set. I sent them on to Mr Brockenbrough, and would have gone up myself but was detained by company, I go up this morning with Nelson, should Doctor Dunglison decline taking charles Nelson, I will endeavour to get him...

John C. Page to Martha B. Eppes, 16 June 1825

By Tom, my dear Madam, you will receive the articles purchased for you in Richmond, as contained in your memorandum—I hope they will be approved of—if however, any of them should not answer, to your entire satisfaction, they can be returned by the first boat—inclosed is a...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 19 June 1825

“Le Vrai bonheur n’éxiste pas” écrivait made de Maintenon à la duchesse de Savoie: Votre lettre, mon cher Trist, me fait croire le contraire puisqu’elle m’assure que vous êtes parfaitement heureux. je conçois aisément qu’il en doit être ainsi dans la Situation où Vous êtes; et j’envisage pour...

George G. Skipwith to John H. Cocke, 24 June 1825

According to my promise I now set down to write to you to give you a few particulars of my situation here and also concerning myself as I know they can not fail to be interesting. I must first let you know that me and Philip are both very comfortably situated on the eastern range of pavillions in...

Octave Labranche to Nicholas Philip Trist, 25 June 1825

Mes enfans partent demain pour Philadelphie, et delà Se rendront à charlotteville, pour Se placer dans l’université; Se Sont deux jeunes gens qui ont déjà un beau commencement, ils ont assez de moyens naturels pour profiter, et obtenir même des Succès. J’ose espèrer, mon bon ami, que tu Seras...

Virginia J. Randolph Trist to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 27 June 1825

The sight of a letter from my Dearest Sister & brother to day made me feel happier than I thought any thing could have done just now, & the pleasure was partly unexpected as we did not know of the delay which prevented you from reaching Fredericksburg the Steam boat friday evening,...

Joseph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [ca. 29 June 1825]

Ellen wrote from Washington; & Yesterday we took leave of our friends in that city; and, in a very comfortable private carriage, came to Baltimore: The baggage arrived safely, and we owe you many thanks for the care with wh. you addressed the trunks, to ...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 13 July 1825

Virginia & myself have had a contest, my Dear sister, about who should write by this post but I could not yeild my birthright so easily in this case, willing as I am to give up the melancholy privilege in general; I am not very fit company however for you or any one else this evening for I am...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 31 July 1825

The post goes out immediately, dearest mother, but I will if possible write a line to let you know of our safe arrival here. we reached Boston in the stage coach between ten & eleven o clock last night; the family had given up expecting us for that day & had all retired except Joseph’s...

Fulwar Skipwith to John H. Cocke, 31 July 1825

I am greatly obliged for your three letters of the 3, 11, & 17th Ulto, & am happy to find that my son has entered the University for the residue of the year, & that by the aid of your judicious efforts, the Institution at W. Point will be open to receive him next June.—I continue to...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [Aug. 1825]

I have been a long time without writing to you, my dearest mother, I have so much to occupy me that it is only a few hurried moments that I can give to my pen, but when I get into a house of my own I shall then become mistress of my time & no longer live in the state of perpetual constraint...

George G. Skipwith to John H. Cocke, 1 Aug. 1825

Your Letter of the 20th Ult came to hand sometime since and I should have answered it last saturday by Jessee had it been possible but I was obliged to defer it until the present moment when I could answer it more fully together with your requests in your joint Letter to me and Philip upon the...