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Margaret Smith Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 10 Jan. 1819

What a painful Winter this has been to you; It was too much, to be tortur’d with the tooth-Ach, in addition to the Measles, however, I consider you were fortunate in the Children not being ill at the same time with you, or and Dolly; I feel very grateful to old Cilla, for her kind attention to...

Cary Ann Nicholas Smith to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 11 Jan. 1819

What can be the matter with you. I know you are not dead. you certainly cannot be affronted. your children I am sure can spare you an half hour to write to me: so your reason for not doing it I cannot imagine. it is not want of subject for besides what relates to yourself which is always...

Sarah E. Nicholas to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 14 Jan. 1819

From your not writing by the last mail I suppose that poor little Pat has taken the measles, but even if she has I think you might have written or have made Mr R. do so, for as you were not well when you wrote last we cannot help feeling a little mortified uneasy at your silence. We received a...

Joseph C. Cabell’s Notes on the University Bill, [19–25 Jan. 1819]

Site of the University. Mode of Center of Territory will be spoken of. It If this were a proper criterion, it shd certainly be the center of the habitable territory. If the immense tracts of barren mountains beyond the Ridge be thrown out of view, as they might the center of territory wd probably...

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....

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 4 Mar. [1819?]

We arrived safe with your little Pat my dearest Jane, yesterday evening, in time for her grandfather to see her with all the advantage of day-light although she made a most ungracious return for his civilities— We were detained at Carysbrook on monday by the snow, & we were almost afraid to...

William Short to John H. Cocke, 16 Mar. 1819

Your letter of the 1st inst. has been recieved by me with that degree of pleasure which must necessarily attach to every mark of recollection from a relation whom I esteem & value so highly. I have been obliged to delay the answer longer than I could have wished, from a desire to answer you...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 18 Mar. [1819?]

I received your letter of March 12th only yesterday my dear Mother, and along with it Cornelia’s of the same date—I am afraid I shall not have time to answer both, as it is late and I have several little things to do. yesterday I reached my place of destination and settled myself quietly on the...

James. W. Widderfield to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 27 Mar. [1819]

Provided the work is given me at the university I would bind myself to execute the same in the manner requiered on the following tarms viz. I would be willing to obligate myself to do the Carpenter work & Joinery’s work of a Hotel & Dormitarys attach’d there to at the prices hearetofore...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 29 Mar. [1819]

I have written so lately & so often my dear Mother, that if I were like other people, I should have nothing more to say, but my pen like my tongue, runs faster than is quite compatible with the comfort of my friends. from your complaining of not hearing from me, I conclude that my letters...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 9 Apr. [1819]

I have received letters from all the girls my dear Mother, and none from you, but I cannot let Phill go up without writing, and as I have so many debts, I must reverse the old proverb, and be generous before I am just. I am at present staying at Dr Watson’s A few days ago, I came to visit Aunt ...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 25 Apr. [1819]

I expected to have left Richmond in the stage which carries this letter, my dear Mother, but Papa’s business will detain him some days longer; Virginia is decided to return home at the same time, as she does not consider that the pleasures of the town will compensate for the loss of the society...

Alexander Garrett to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 12 May 1819

Your favors of the 8th & 10th instant are recieved. I have drawn copies of the Notice enclosed me and put them up in this place agreeably to your request. and will recieve any proposals which may be offered and inclose to you,Genl Cocke was with me yesterday, him and Mr Jefferson have...

James Leitch to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 14 May 1819

I have been informed by Mr Garrett that it is necessary to adress proposals to you on what terms I would Undertake to furnish the University with Sundry Articles in my line of Business I had expected to be in Richmond about this time but am disappointed—not having seen the Carpenters Bills for...

Alexander Garrett to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 17 May 1819

I have caused your advertizements for lumber to be put up in this place, have had no proposals made me as yet. if there should be any you shall hear from me. I have requested the Merchants here to make proposals for furnishing the University with such articles at as it may want in their line,...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to John H. Cocke, 15 July 1819

Jesse arrived here with my mare, and my fathers in much better order than you will find yours I am afraid and a far better chance for colts. only one of yours has been to the horse at all (the old mare) and she only once they were regular sent upon the sent 9th & 10th days but owing to the...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 18 July [1819]

We have reached our journey's end in safety my dearest Mother, having met with no accident on the road, no misadventure of any kind, except being driven in to Hunter’s yesterday morning by a shower of rain, which forced us to take a neat comfortable breakfast at half after seven o clock, instead...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 28 July 1819

I received your letter of the 24th yesterday evening, my dearest Mother, three days after date, and this circumstance is particularly comforting to me, at a time when your state of health will keep me constantly anxious to hear of y & from you regularly, and without any post-office delays. I...