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Sarah E. Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, [ca. 26 Dec. 1817]

I have been intending to write to you every week since I have been here, but really I have not had time, for all my old schoolmates have been to see me, and what with receiving and returning their visits, I find my time so completely occupied, that I have not been able even to write to John....

Margaret Smith Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 8 Jan. 1818

We have this moment received your second letter to Sarah, and as she is very busy preparing for the Cotillion party of this evening. I am deputed by her to answer them. Parties are going on now with great spirit they have had one every night this week, on Tuesday we had a very handsome one (given...

Ellen Carr to Dabney S. Carr, with postscript by Hetty Carr, 28 Jan. 1818

We have just received your letter of 24th date, and which mamma requests me to answer, as she is very busy knitting old Lady Betty’s stocking’s, but for that, I assure that I would only answer letters written to myself, which are few therefore if you wish to hear from us often, write to me, more...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 28 Jan. 1818

I received your letter of the 19th only this morning, but as I have written regularly without waiting for answers, you have not been a sufferer by this delay, and as Papa got down day before yesterday, I knew that you were all in good health—I am truly sorry for V.s disappointment, and I regret...

Elizabeth Trist to Emma Walker Gilmer (Breckinridge), 10 Feb. 1818

I expect’d I shou’d have had the pleasure of receiving a letter from you ere this, presuming on your being settled in Liberty and at leisure to take up the Pen, but not having heard from any of the family since leaving Bird wood conclude that your dear Father is on the wing for Williamsburg as...

Margaret Smith Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 12 Mar. 1818

We have just been made most completely happy by receiving letters from three of our dear Children, Robert, Cary Anne, and you. my dear Jane, Robert, say’s he will in a few days set out on his way home, he will visit Paris, and England on his return, but will make but a short stay at each place,...

Margaret Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 19 Mar. 1818

It is with the most heart felt delight that I congratulate you, on the safety, (and the birth of her son) of your most excellent mother in law. Mrs Davy Randolph, informed me yesterday, that the family thought her in worse health, and worse spirits, than they had ever known her, which gave me...

Thomas Mann Randolph's “Song dreamed at day break,” 1 April 1818

Song dreamed at day break this April 1, 1818 While frugal Miss Mary kept the stores of the House Not a rat could be seen, never heard was a mouse, Not a crumb was let fall, In kitchen or Hall: For no one could spare one crumb from his slice The rations were issued by measure so nice When April...

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 27 Apr. 1818

Owing to the negligence of my clerk (which I believe is unexampled) you have forwarded 42½ Tons Plaister instead of 35 as you wished which I hope will make no difference with you—the error was committed by not examining what had been sent until it was too late, the parcel was large & I...

Margaret Smith Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 21 May 1818

I sent you some Sturgion (I believe three peices) by a Waterman of Coln Randolph’s, which I hope you have received safe, I expect some of the Vinagar will be lost, if so, you must fill it up again, it is a convenient dish, and I expect will keep very will in your cool cellar. As Cary Anne has...

Margaret Smith Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 23 May 1818

I know it to be so delightful to hear from our friends that altho I wrote to you the day before yesterday, I cannot allow Phill to return without a few lines, I can give you no account of Elisabeth R. as the girls were disappointed in making her the visit they intended yesterday. they will go to...

Margaret Smith Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 26 May 1818

I have this moment received your letter from kent, who had been on the look out for Col Randolph’s boat, as I had a box of plumbs, and oranges, and five tongues packed up to send by it. which I hope you may receive in good time. there are two dozen of oranges, you hear from us so regularly, that...

Margaret Smith Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 27–31 May 1818

I am sorry you should think it necessary to write even with a severe head ach, to secure a letter from me, rest saticefied my dear Child, that I will give you a faithful, and accurate account of Sarah’s situation twice a week as long as she is Ill. and when I miss a mail you may be assured that...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 30 July 1818

I have been so cruelly afflicted with a pain in my face all this week and am so much enfeebled by loss of sleep that I cannot ride as far as Warren for a week to come I have not been confined to the house any day yet all day but when I have been out I have been obliged to skulk from shade to...

Extract from the Diary of John H. Cocke, 26 Aug. 1818

Left Bremo accompanied by Genl Taylor his Son Robt & nephew Wm Eyre for the Springs—reached Charlottesville to a late dinner. Visited my friend Alexr Garret who accompanied us in the Eveng. as far as the central College; which we found progressing slowly towards completion—The first...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 27 Sept. 1818

Whilst almost all the godly persons around me, are reading the Bible and other good books, I have seated myself to write to you my dearest Mother, having always entertained an idea that I could not better shew respect to my heavenly parent than by performing my duties to my earthly ones—or give a...