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Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 12 Nov. 1822

I have been disappointed in hearing from you as I expected certainly to have done this evening, My Dear Nicholas, and have a great mind not to write to you atall, until I do get a letter, but as you have constituted your self the “repository” of all that passes in my thoughts, the terror and...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 17 Nov. 1822

It is just a year to day; my dear Nicholas since we left Monticello together, you, anticipating a long fatiguing journey, I, a short and pleasant one (in your society in spite of bad weather and roads) and a winter of gaiety & amusement—Time as he bears us along with him frequently appears to...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 28 Nov. 1822

I received your welcome favor of the 21st October last Evening I had been expecting Brother a letter from your Brother not having had that pleasure for some time but he seems not to have that feeling towards me that wou’d excite much sensibility or he wou’d delight in giving pleasure to his poor...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 20 Dec. 1822

A long and unavoidable separation from one so much loved, as you are , Dearest Nicholas, would be painful enough without the fears and melancholy forebodings that I have on the subject of your health. You are already sick and your strength prostrated by one summer spent in Louisiana, how then am...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 23-24 Dec. 1822

Yours of the 21st of October reached me on the 27th Nov and was gratefully received, to hear of your being restored to health gave me pleasure tho unnable to enjoy any thing from a want of that blessing which has been denied me the last three weeks, indeed I am still a sufferer but not in so...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 16 Jan. 1823

I am a lady of so much importance during this month that I can scarcely command time enough to write to you ; but at least if my letters afford you the pleasure you say they do, it is a fresh inducement for me to make the attempt. in this short piece I have been twice interrupted.—Hugh Minor was...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 20-21 Jan. 1823

I was not aware, my dear Nicholas, when I wrote last that the blues were so strong upon me, or I should have prevented them from tinging my letter with their sombre colours. this is in every body's power, if they must feel uncomfortable themselves, they can at least avoid making others so, and in...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P Trist, 21 Jan. 1823

I feel a degree of uneasiness not hearing from you since the 21st of October and had I not received a letter from my Darling Browse dated 21st Dec in which he mentions that Mr Tournillon and your self had been to New Orleans on business, the information created a good deal of uneasiness in my...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 4 Feb. 1823

The post brought me two letters from you this evening Dearest Nicholas, and has made my conscience smite me for the unjust suspicions I had allowed to creep into my mind during a month—wanting only a few days—that I did not hear from you except by the means of Mama and Sister Ellen. those...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 28 Mar. 1823

I have not written to you for a long time my dear Nicholas, for I have as usual had nothing to write about. you receive such regular bulletins from other sources, that but little is left for me to tell, & that little before it could be committed to paper, has generally escaped from a head at...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 3 May 1823

My conscience begins to reproach me, my ever dear Nicholas with having neglected to reply to your last letter, which was the best you have ever written me, in as much as it was the longest. I have been reading it over again, and am at a loss whether to enter into a grave argument with you upon...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 5 June 1823

As you have had an explanation of this silence of rather more than three weeks, you can have felt no uneasiness, or conceived yourself neglected atall, I shall therefore make no excuses, but proceed to tell you what a pleasant visit we have had to Bedford, and that Grand-Papa bore the fatigue of...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 21 July 1823

Mrs. Trist with Emma & Mr. Gilmer arrived at Farmington a few days ago, My Dear Nicholas, and this morning Mama & Aunt Randolph have gone to pay their respects and learn from your Grand-Mother when we shall have the pleasure of seeing her here. She bore the journey from Bedford very well,...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 3 Aug. 1823

I am grieved to hear of your affair with Mr. Tournillon, My Dearest Nicholas, but I trust that it will be amicably adjusted, and Browse and yourself spared the scandal as well as the expense of a law-suit. surely his character can not have been so entirely mistaken as his present purpose would...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 Nov. 1823

Mail after mail has arrived without bringing me a line from you My Dear Nicholas, for more than a month past. have you forgotten me? or are you sick? I assure you that enquiry, which I make of myself every hour in the day without being able to answer, torments me very much. the last letter that I...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 22 Dec. 1823

If I did not, from experience, know you to be a “much enduring man”, my dear Nicholas, I should despair of forgiveness for my manifold sins as a correspondent; I can only assure you that I have been deterred from writing as much by the consiousness of having nothing new or agreable to tell you,...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 Mar. 1824

Really, my dear Nicholas, you are quite too modest and humble; you will never make your way in the world with so poor an opinion of your own merits; do you not know that with the common herd a man often passes current for the value he chooses to fix on himself & that impudence is the most...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas P. Trist, 8 Apr. 1824

I expect you have accused me of relapsing into my lazy habits of last Fall, Dearest Nicholas, and I hasten to vindicate myself in the very first moment that belongs to me. The meeting of the visitor’s which was to have taken place as soon as the assembly rose, was postponed until the usual time,...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 13 Feb. 1825

The Competitor has arrived in Hampton roads all safe. This intelligence we received here early yesterday morning by the steam Boat from Norfolk, which came up about midnight—on Friday, having landed a passenger with the Professors whom he left well on Board, at City Point, whence he went to...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 Mar. 1825

With your permission I will give you in writing my reply to the objections which you inform me are made to my vote on the James & Shanhawa River and Road Bill in the House of Delegates last session. I have constantly complained, when ever the subject was mentioned, of the inequality of the...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 Sept. 1825

I have been long silent; and perhaps even now do not choose a favourable moment to write you; for you may still be at the Springs, wh. I am glad to hear from mother have been of service to you. You know that we did not stop, as we had intended, at West-Point; and your kind letters, of course,...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 5 Oct. 1825

I have received yours from the White Sulphur Springs; & am glad that you are better for your journey to them; indeed this is evident without your ing me so in set phrase; for the tenor of your letter is cheerful and shews improved health of body and mind. Ellen and myself often speak of , not...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 10 Oct. 1825

a fine fellow—a clergman by name John Brazer, (now a unitarian preacher in Salem, about 15 miles from Boston,) who when I was at Cambridge was the latin tutor, is going south—perhaps, to Monticello; and has offered to take charge of any thing we may wish to send. Ellen gives him a line to...

Lafayette to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 12 Oct. 1825

I Most Affectionately thank you, my dear friend, for the letter I Have Received on the moment of my departure. Melancholy it Has Been, indeed, to Hear that Your Beloved father was Not Better and that the Omission of One night’s Laudanum Has Caused So much pain. the doctor Had Hopes to Remove it ...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 19 Nov. 1825

We have to day Mary’s letter of 10th and tho. it related to our melancholy loss by the Washington, it gave Ellen, who had heard nothing for a longer period than usual, from Monticello, relief: I am sorry that Virginia is’nt well; but trust she will soon be better. That rascal Browere deserves...