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Thomas Mann Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 6 July 1826

I have succeeded in stopping the letter which has thrown Mrs R into such agitation. I send it for your perusal on condition that the Executor be not permitted to read See it, or hear it read.” “as I do not consider myself a member of the family at all, and cannot reside at Monticello again, I do...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to James Madison, 8 July 1826

Dr Dunglison is the bearer of a cane a legacy left you by my dear grandfather, as a token of that intimate friendship which had so long existed between you. The Dr can give you more fully than I could do in a letter any details interesting to a friend, which you might desire to hear. May I ask...

James Madison to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 14 July 1826

I received by the last mail yours of the 8th inst: The Article bequeathed to me by your Grandfather, had been delivered by Dr Dunglison, and received with all the feelings due to such a token of the place I held in the friendship of one, whom I so much revered & loved, when living, and whose...

Lydia Huntley Sigourney to Martha Jefferson Randolph, Aug. 1826

If it would not be deemed presumption in one of the multitude who has shared the hospitality of Monticello, to express deep sympathy in the afflictions of that house, permit me to offer you a few thoughts occasioned by that event which has wrapt a nation in mourning. That the same devoted filial...

John T. Kirkland to Joseph Coolidge, 12 Oct. 1826

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences have assigned to me the interesting duty of preparing & delivering on the 30. of this month a Discourse designed in respectful notice of their deceased ex President Mr Adams & their Associate Mr Jefferson. I am especially to consider them in...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 31 Oct. 1826

I have hastily answered Gen. Cocke’s letter; and, as he desired, direct it to yourself, as Secretary &c. We were very glad to learn, by Virginia’s last, how good little Martha has become; and that Mr was on her way: I trust Jefferson will come as far as Boston; we look for them on Friday Eveg...

James Barbour to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 9 Nov. 1826

I have availed myself of the first opportunity that presented itself to perform an act so much wished for as well by Colo Randolph as his family and so congenial with my own feelings that of giving him public employment—It is as a Commissioner on the part of the U. States to run the dividing line...

E. S. Davis to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 20 Dec. 1826

It is with feelings of the proudest sensibility that I now address you. The Legislature of this State on this day, with the magnanimity ever characteristic of its proceedings unanimously voted Ten thousand Dollars for the use and benefit of the child of him who penned the declaration of...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 5 Jan. 1827

Private I write to you once more on the subject of the approaching sale at Monticello, and wish this letter to be the one which directs you in the purchase of the several articles for our acct, the amount of which Jefferson will draw for, though B. Peyton, upon T. Bulfinch & Co, at 3 days...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 8 Mar. 1827

I owe you many apologies, but my delay in writing has been unavoidable;—much occupation, and not a little perplexity, is the lot of every man in business during times like these. The last year has been one of universal embarassment; those who made fortunes 30 years ago may congratulate their rich...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 15 Mar. 1827

Bacons Advancement of Learning 1825 Hall’s Latin Roots 1825 Gymnastic Exercises Bentham on Codefication 1817 do on Morals & Legislation 2V 1823 do on Government 1823 do on Book of Fallacies 1824 do Theorie Tir des Pienes et/des recompenses.— 2V 1818 Above you have list of books just received...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 18 Apr. 1827

Yours of March 26. gave me great pleasure:—I mean the hearing from you gave me pleasure, for you give me rather a discouraging picture of your own health and spirits. I feel sorry that you are so completely in the Dr’s hands, for tho I think well of Dunglison, yet I think ill of too much medicine...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 1 June 1827

At length I date from this place, dear to me from many causes:—as the scene of years of great happiness, and as arising in my mind recollections of Cambridge in England, where I passed the pleasantest hours spent abroad.We effected our removal, here, without difficulty, and are delightfully...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 28 June 1827

My anxiety about the choice of a mathematical professor has led me to ask many questions, of late, of Mr Farrar, and from him I learn that Mr Munroe has written to President Kirkland, desiring him to name any individual whom he thinks peculiarly qualified for the situation: he (Mr Farrar,) also...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 18 July 1827

I hoped to have heard, this morning, the result of the Trustees meeting—: who is the successful candidate? is it Walker? Since writing in his favor I have heard that Harker and Nulty probably were competitors; there can be no doubt that these men, as mathematicians, are far before Walker—; but...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, [before 17 Aug. 1827]

I have your letter of Aug 1.many are the complaints which I have made against you, but your pardon is accorded:—so many things occur to me which I should be glad to say to you that I am at a loss to begin—take some of them as they arise. I am glad that you stood upon points with Key —; he is one...

John Ramsay to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 29 Sept. 1827

I have the honor to acknowledge the rect of your letter from Cambridge, with the accompanying power of Attorney, which I am happy to say, will enable me to bring the buisiness of the stock to a speedy close; when the proceeds shall be placed, in the Branch Bank...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, [before 5 Oct. 1827]

I have done all in my power to make Gilmer’s stay here pleasant—but you well know how impossible it is for a man to see any thing properly in a day or even a week where there are so many things to call his attention at the same moment. He was accompanied by a Mr Wellford, of Fredericksburg, who...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 16 Oct. 1827

I write to you at the particular desire of Mr Sparks, who has been for two years in vain trying to obtain copies of letters (5 or 6 in number.) written by Mr J. to Ledyard the traveller, in the years 1785., 1787. & 1788—: these have been promised him by Jefferson, but have never been recd—and...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 5 Nov. 1827

I have yours in answer to mine respecting Mr Sparks’ application: Thank you for your immediate attention to my request: it is creditable to us both. Sparks sails for England in Decr early: his life of Ledyard will be read by every body here; in it there are many things favourable to Mr Jefferson...