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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, 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...

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...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 11 Aug. 1819

The mail which brought me your letter of the 7th my dear Mother, brought one from Col. Nicholas to Grand-papa, informing him of his misfortunes, & that he had placed his estate in the hands of trustees to be sold for the payment of his debts; if it brought any thing like its value, there...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 24 Aug. 1819

In spite of the desperate condition of Col. N’s affairs, I cannot help hoping that my dear Grand-father will escape, or at least that he will receive some indemnification. the 20,000 $ as you observe would still leave a large estate behind, if it was simply a loss of 20,000$, but in times like...

Elizabeth Trist to Emma Walker Gilmer, 15 Oct. 1819

I expected to have had the opportunity of writing to you by the Miss Randolphs who were to have accompanied their Grand Father to Poplar Forest about this time but he was taken so ill with a violent pain in his bowels this day week that his life was despared off, two Doctors were call’d in to his...

Alexander Garrett to John H. Cocke, 24 Oct. 1819

Your favour of yesterday is recieved, I will do the best I can to get John boarding where he wishes it, but am very fearfull that it will be a difficult matter to get it in a private family in this place I have been this morning to see Mrs Burnley. she declines takeing boarders. the truth is that...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 9 Jan. 1820

I should have answered your first letter immediately on receiving it, my dearest Virginia, but expecting the carriage every day, I thought it probable that I should reach Monticello as soon as any letter I could write. the post goes up but twice a week and it is not always convenient to send on...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 9 Jan. 1820

I should have answered your first letter immediately on receiving it, my dearest Virginia, but expecting the carriage every day, I thought it probable that I should reach Monticello as soon as any letter I could write. the post goes up but twice a week and it is not always convenient to send on...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 15 Jan. 1820

Phil goes up to morrow on some business of the Coll and I can not miss the opportunity of writing since you complain in your letters to the girls that I have not written. to when you wrote you had not recieved the letter I wrote by Wilson. I returned last night from Wmsburg and am mortified to...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 15 Jan. 1820

Phil goes up to morrow on some business of the Coll and I can not miss the opportunity of writing since you complain in your letters to the girls that I have not written. to when you wrote you had not recieved the letter I wrote by Wilson. I returned last night from Wmsburg and am mortified to...

John Clarke to Thomas Mann Randolph, 28 Jan. 1820

At our last interview, on the 21st Inst you expressed a desire that we should have a conversation upon the subject of improving the navigation of James river. Being at that time, about to leave Richmond and not having sufficient leisure for discourse, I promised that on my next visit to the City,...

John Clarke to Thomas Mann Randolph, 28 Jan. 1820

At our last interview, on the 21st Inst you expressed a desire that we should have a conversation upon the subject of improving the navigation of James river. Being at that time, about to leave Richmond and not having sufficient leisure for discourse, I promised that on my next visit to the City,...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph Lancaster, 29 Feb. 1820

Thomas Mann Randolph acknowledges having received a letter from Joseph Lancaster, Author of the Lancastrian system of education, containing proposals for publishing, without delay, a cheap elementary Work, explaining the principles upon which his plan of Universal...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph Lancaster, 29 Feb. 1820

Thomas Mann Randolph acknowledges having received a letter from Joseph Lancaster, Author of the Lancastrian system of education, containing proposals for publishing, without delay, a cheap elementary Work, explaining the principles upon which his plan of Universal...