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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...

Matthew Brown to Nelson Barksdale, 29 Sept. 1818

this is to inform you that John M Perry has become an equal partner in the Brickwork I have already done and also all that will be done by me this present year at the Central College and he is at liberty to draw money from time to time as it may Require & this shall be your sufficient voucher...

Margaret Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 9–10 Dec. 1818

We arrived here last night evening about sun-set, we found the roads, ruff, and bad, as long as were in Albemarle, but afterwards, they were the greater part of the way very fine, we got to Mrs Tinsleys, by four Oclock, not in the least fatigued, my cholick soon evaparated, but poor Sall, had not...

Central College Contract for Hire of Slave Laborers, 15 Dec. 1818

I Nelson Barksdale of Albemarle county and Ludlow Brannum of Louisa county do promise to pay Pallison Boxley of Louisa county the sum of Six Hundred and Seventy dollars current money of virginia on or before the 25th day of Decmr 1819 it being for the hire of Four negro men two boys and a woman...

Andrew Alexander to Unknown, 16 Dec. 1818

I recd. yours of the 9th inst.—The papers enclosed I handed immediately to the auditor—If you do not find it convenient to send money here—I can pay it for you— You will have of the knowledge of our procedings from the Enquirer than I could give you in a dozen letters—You have seen that the...

Matthew Brown to Nelson Barksdale, 19 Dec. 1818

Mr John M. Perry is fully autherised to Conclude the settlement with you for the Brick work done by me this year at the Central Colage therefore any settlement made by him shall be binding on me

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [1819–1825]

Although I have not time to answer your letter at length my dearest Mother yet the subjects of it are so interesting, that I write a few lines mainly to let you know that I have recieved it. thank god the most urgent of my dear fathers debts can now be paid off, and after the sale of Varina we...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [1819–1825]

Although I have not time to answer your letter at length my dearest Mother yet the subjects of it are so interesting, that I write a few lines mainly to let you know that I have recieved it. thank god the most urgent of my dear fathers debts can now be paid off, and after the sale of Varina we...

Margaret Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, [ca. 1819]

You anticipated right, Polly did exclaim not a little when she arose, and saw your bonnets on the Table, your diapers in the Cradle, and your Bank notes on the floor. And your Mother did groan when she heard it. I fear my dear all your Economy will avail very little, whilst you retain this...

Margaret Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, [ca. 1819]

You anticipated right, Polly did exclaim not a little when she arose, and saw your bonnets on the Table, your diapers in the Cradle, and your Bank notes on the floor. And your Mother did groan when she heard it. I fear my dear all your Economy will avail very little, whilst you retain this...

Extract from William C. Rives to John H. Cocke, 20 Jan. 1819 [Quote]

I am very happy in being able, at last, to congratulate you on the success of the Bill for the establishment of an University at the Central college. It was carried, on yesterday, by in the House of Delegates by the overwhelming & unexpected majority of 141 to 28 ... Among the many sources of...

Dabney Cosby to John Bowyer, 28 Jan. 1819

I have become an applicant for Employment at the Central College and am told It is necssary to furnish satisfactory testimony of my Qualifications as a Man & Workman. If you have it in your Power to be serviceable to me in that respect I shall at all times be ready to acknowledge the favor.—a...

Hetty Carr to Dabney S. Carr, 5 Feb. 1819

I received a letter from Maria & yourself in one. in this letter you say you will leave Baltimore on the 9 or 10 of march. have you gotten permission for me to remove my Slaves there. if you have not I cannot go until then as I would not remove one of them without having permission. I have...

Alexander Garrett to [John H. Cocke], 8 Feb. 1819

I recieved by Mr. Neilson the kale seed sent Mr. Minor & myself for which please accept my thanks.The occurance which took place at our last court between Mr. Bankhead and Mr. J. Randolph, prevented me from comeing down on wednessday last as I intended, the pa and will continue to prevent my...

Hetty Carr to Dabney S. Carr, 9 Feb. 1819

I received your letter informing me that Montgomery will ask me $150. this appears to be an extravagant price. Mr Minor is not willing to give it. it would be cheaper t for him to send me in his carriage. you must tell montgomery this Mr Minor would give 7$ a day which is the price in Richmond....