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Thomas Mann Randolph to Peachy R. Gilmer, 9 June 1818

I believe I may say at last that the affairs of our friend Trist, which were left with me to settle, are brought to a close. I need not remind you that the land, which I was especially instructed to sell as well as I could, was sold for the Bonds of...

Francis W. Gilmer to Dabney Carr, 12 Oct. 1818

I have just returned from orange on a very disagreable mission; concerning poor Macons embarassed affairs, There was no speaking in the case, & of course no glory—so I shall have the deficiency on that score made up by the l’argent. I had rather have argued a great cause well, gratis than...

William Wirt to Dabney Carr, 27 Oct. 1827

It is an old saying you know that a blacksmith’s mare and a shoe-maker’s wife are generally the worst shod animals in the Parish—& it is certainly true that my dearest friends are the worst-treated of my correspondents—for strangers will not bear to have their letters neglected—& friends...

Meriwether L. Randolph to Andrew J. Donelson, 26 Mar. 1834

Presuming that you have already been informed of what has occurred between Miss Martin and myself, I venture to address you as a mutual friend and solicit your advice on that subject. I requested and received from Miss Martin, a mere consent on her part, provided my suit met the entire...

Will of Martha Jefferson Randolph, 24 Jan. 1836

I Martha Randolph formerly of Albemarle but now a temporary resident of Boston, being of sound mind, and in my ordinary state of health, make my last will and testament in manner and form as follows I give to my daughters Ellen Cornelia Virginia and Mary & Septimia the debt due me by the...

Will of Cornelia J. Randolph, 10 Nov. 1869

I Cornelia Jefferson Randolph, being of sound and disposing mind, do make, publish & declare this to be my last will and testament, writing the same wholly with my own hand. 1st My just debts, if I leave any, are to be paid. 2nd All my property of any & every kind, real, personal or mixed...