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Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, [ca. 10 Nov. 1827]

I have this day put aboard the Brig Levant, for Richmond, on yr. a/c, the address of Bernard Peyton, sundry articles, viz an oil Cask; and cannister; a box of Sperm. candles; & a small box—marked N. P. T.—in the same vessell are 32 small kegs; containing best, and freshest white lead, just...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 26 Nov. 1827

I have been long waiting for the Brig William from Richmond to arrive that I may receive the books &c which are aboard her; but tho. two months have passed since she left Rd we have no news of her, and she must either have been blowed off, or lost in the late tremendous gales:—the truth is...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 4 Dec. 1827

I begin with your p.s. to the letter from Mary.—The lamps will please you and wear well. only remember the directions I gave you respecting the manner of using them: Jeff’s lead is warranted of the best quality, and I know it to be the freshest in the place. Jones is it seems appointed: I have no...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, [before 3 Mar. 1828]

I have the pleasure to introduce to you Dr. Lieber; his name is already known to you, having been mentioned in former letters of mine: He came to this country to establish a Gymnasium and swimming school in Boston, and has done so with full success; Dr Lieber has also given lessons in German to...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 11 Mar. 1828

My circumstances & state of health being afflicted with that Gout, or Rheumatic affection of the stomach which attacked me in August 1826, and state of Mind so influenced by no very pleasing associations with Monticello during the last short interval of my residence there, almost constant...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 24 Mar. 1828

I have many things to say, and but little time to say them in: I will begin therefore with the business part of your letters, it being of more interest to you than any other: Your books on Roman law are on their way to Charlottesville;—the shoes you ordered for Mr Madison have not been sent, for...

Thomas Mann Randolph to James Monroe, 1 May 1828

as I never go off of this mountain myself nowadays, since my new abode here, and have no attendant, your truly gratefull and duly honoured favour was very long in geting to my hands. I read your memoir immediately with that...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, [before 7 May 1828]

The bearer Mr Higginson, of Cambridge, is a most excellent and valuable person, who is about visiting Va—has been very well acquainted with mother during her stay here, and one to whom we all wish you to pay every attention in your power.He may be accompanied by Prof. Norton, of Cambridge...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 12 May 1828

I hope your editorial venture may succeed. There is only one objection to it, which would however apply to every other enterprise for making money, that is. The expence is present, the profit future. Does the establishment rest on a solid basis, or is its present prosperity at all dependent on...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, [before 14 May 1828]

Private! My last letter gave you an a/c of my efforts to engage a printer: I took unwearied pains to procure a suitable person, making very minute inquiries, and in every instance found that they were in vain; those whom I could most confidently have recommended falling away from their...

Edward Livingston to Nicholas P. Trist, 17 May 1828

I am greatly obliged by your kind compliance with my request although you may think I have been in no haste to acknowledge it. this is true, and I have nothing to offer in extenuation but the pressing business in the latter part of a Session, an excuse which might be good circumstances but which...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 26 June 1828

Private I have recd your last, June 19: Mary’s had in a degree prepared us for its contents: We are in hourly expectation of hearing from you again—: owing to my absence the your letter was opened by Ellen, who was much distressed, but is now more composed. I thank you for the minuteness of your...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 9 July 1828

Having just finished writing a note of introduction to Mess. Davis, Trist & Co for Mr Clark, the printer, I determine to reply to those parts of your late letter, which call for a particular answer: In the first place you ask me how many copies of Long’s book upon ancient geography you would...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Andrew Jackson, 20 Oct. 1828

I have taken the liberty of presenting to your notice my young friend Mr Wills who has been engaged in copying the M.S.S. of my late grandfather Mr Jefferson, and is now procuring subscribers for their publication. I have ventured to take this liberty, from the knowledge of the friendship which...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, [ca. Dec. 1828]

A long time has passed without my writing to you, and several events occurred of so much interest to yourself that I have been on the point, again and again, of sending a line (for I had not time nor thought for more,) to tell you of the pleasure it gave me to hear that you had obtained a...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 2 Jan. 1829

I see that Mr J’s books are to be sold in Washington: by the recommendation of my friends, I wish you would send on Catalogues for distribution: any, Member of Congress, not exceedingly conscientious, will frank the packet for you: they...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 11 Feb. 1829

I write to you on the subject of the books; my will consist of two parts: those contained in the former I wish you to purchase for me at all events; those in the latter may depend upon circumstances.let me promise that your decision of the articles wh. I should want, at the sale of furniture ...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 16 Feb. 1829

The books are all packed I hope securely and well altho not in order: they were put in according to size very much. paper on the bottom & back, and a slip between each. and as tight as possible to prevent friction. I am afraid to trust them down the river and as the distance to the steam boat...

Mary J. Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 24 Feb. 1829

brother Jeff came home last night & my first enquiry of course was about “the morals of Christ” which I had sent you, (not knowing if I was doing right or wrong) he did not mean that it should have...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 6 Mar. 1829

Ben has returned but the waggons are still out and loaded with plaister from Fredericksburg which I think I shall regret. Poor James is infinitely worse and if some change does not take place can not hold long. Ben brings us the report of the death of Young Lee ...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 22 Mar. 1829

I have this moment recd your letter. What an excellent plan has been entirely defeated! of course it is of no avail to mourn now, but it seems to me unaccountable that having been compelled by his necessities to sell the books J. did not take the only steps in his power to make them produce...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 13 Apr. 1829

I think the books had best be sent to Philadelphia. which is the only city in the union which has a numerous class of Literary persons who would buy rare books: this class in Boston is less numerous and less wealthy than in Philadelphia (the wealth being great in the hands of a few). in...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 16 July 1829

I wish you to forward the accompanying packet to Jefferson, wherever he may be, only taking care that it reach him safely, and without delay. I hope soon to have time to write to you;—the books have arrived at last, but more of them...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, [ca. 3 Aug. 1829]

I have Just received yr last and the enclosed about the Advocate. un homme sans le sou. You had better come as soon as possible,—There have been some applications for books & the applicants are put off until your arrival Mr Van Buren will return to day. & there will be perhaps something...