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Edward B. Randolph to Thomas Mann Randolph, 20 Nov. 1813

The arrangements in our Regt since you left this place, has been such as to place me in a very disagreeable situation—and determines me to solicite your aid in procuring my transfer to the Regt raised for the defence of the State of Virginia—I feel myself competent to the command of a company but...

David Campbell to Thomas Mann Randolph, 22 Nov. 1813

I received by Lieut McLaughlin your friendly letter of the 20th inst written from Malone. Immediately after you left me I heard from a Countryman that fifteen or twenty of our poor fellows were among the inhabitants in the Town of Mecaria and in the village of St Regis. I, without a moments delay...

John M. O'Connor to Thomas Mann Randolph, 5 Dec. 1813

I seize the first leisure, to enjoy the pleasure and honor of writing to you; to assure you of my unchangeable esteem & to offer you my wishes for a happy meeting with your friends & family. I hope you will have got on without much inconvenience, notwithstanding the bad roads & bad...

John Baptiste de Walbach to Thomas Mann Randolph, 10 Feb 1814

The Secretary of War has directed me to inform you that you will with all practicable dispatch repair to Leesburg —and superintend the recrui recruiting service of your regiment, where the Necessary instructions and funds will be transmitted to you.

Thomas Mann Randolph to John Baptiste de Walbach, 23 Feb. 1814

The orders of the Sec. of War to repair with all practicable dispatch to Leesburg to superintend the recruiting service of the Regiment, as communicated by you, were received on the 18th inst. at 9. P.M. This is the first mail since. There are impediments; not of a private nature, which prevent...

John Macrae to Thomas Mann Randolph, 8 Mar. 1814

I should have written to you frequently since my return home, had I consulted my feelings only; but I was detered from this gratification by the fear of troubling you with letters in which you would find so little recompense. I assure you, however, though I have remained silent, I have cherished...

John Macrae to Thomas Mann Randolph, 12 Mar. 1814

I wrote to you a week ago & directed to Monticello; but fearing that you may have departed hence before my letter reached that place, I again address you a few lines by Lt Hayes. In the letter alluded to, I applied for orders to proceed to the frontier to resume the command of my Company: I...

John Baptiste de Walbach to Thomas Mann Randolph, 13 Mar. 1814

I have had the honor to lay before the Secretary of War your letter of the 9th Instant, and have been instructed to inform you, that your resignation is accepted, to take effect from this day. You will be pleased to remit to the Senior Officer of your Regiment on the Recruiting Service, the funds...

Peter Carr to Thomas Mann Randolph, [31 Aug. 1814]

We have heard this evening with heart-felt satisfaction, that it has been the intention of those in authority here, to give you the command, of the whole corps, of volunteers, assembling, and about to be assembled at this place. We pray you, with all our hearts, to give us an opportunity, of...

Peter Carr to Thomas Mann Randolph, [ca. Sept. 1814]

I have just heard, that it is settled that you command the elite of this detachment of the army. I congratulate you on it, with all my heart. I have entered the army as a volunteer, with a determination to give my services, in the way, in which they may be most effectual. I do not suppose, that I...

William A. Burwell to Wilson Cary Nicholas, 21 Sept. 1814

It was my intention to have calld at Warren but the unexpected call of C. & the necessity of visiting Bal previous to the meeting renderd it impossible—the Pt’s message which I have forwarded will give you all the information of a public nature, I can not add much to it— I have never...

John Armistead to Thomas Mann Randolph, 21 Jan. 1815

The legislatare having past a Law for raising troops It becomes necessary that applycations for Commissions should be immediately made and as Its my wish to continue in the Service, and having Served under you am induced to make the following request. If in your opinion I deserve the same, (ie a...

James Madison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, 2 Aug. 1815

I have recd yours of the 28th Ult: The wishes of your son & of yourself, that he might be appd to the Consulate at Leghorn had been previously made known to me; and I Should have taken sincere pleasure in doing what depends on me for giving effect to them, had they the way been sufficiently...

David M. Randolph to Thomas Eston Randolph, 25 Aug. 1815

This communication flowing from a full recollection of departed excellence, woud not now be addressed to you particularly, were it not from a belief of our respected brother-in-law T. M. R.s being absent from your neighborhood. The object of it, you will readily perceive to be deeply interesting...

John Taylor to Wilson Cary Nicholas, 25 Oct. 1818

It gave me great concern to have been prevented by ill health from attending the last meeting of the agricultural society, but I requested Mr: Garnett to explain my views to you, as I presume he did. Indeed they were chiefly explained in my letters and inclosures to Doctor Adams. And nothing for...

George M. Brooke to Thomas Mann Randolph, 1 Sept. 1821

Permit me to introduce to You my much esteemed friend Col. Callava, late Governor of this province. In him, you will find an Honorable High minded, gallant soldier, & gentleman. As a Virginian, I abhor the cruelty, & despotism with which, he has...

Extract from Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge’s London Travel Diary, 27 July 1838

On Wednesday we went accompanied by Mr Ashburner, to the Oriental Club. He conducted us through all that part of the building open to strangers and explained to me the system of Club Life—a thing very perfect in it’s way. Whether this way is as good in it’s results as it is certainly well adapted...

Extract from Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge’s London Travel Diary, 2 Aug. 1838

Yesterday we visited the Tower. There is no place in England better worth seeing when we remember all that it’s old grey walls have seen. An American should feel the influence of the grand recollections attached to the Tower of London even more than an Englishman. Our common origin connects us as...

Extract from Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge’s London Travel Diary, 1 Oct. 1838

I have been hoping for some time past to get away from London before the fine season was quite over. It is now decided that we go to Edinburgh. I am overjoyed at the thought. I shall see Scotland, I shall hear the “sweet Doric” of her spoken tongue, and in the home of Burns and Walter Scott do...