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Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 8 Dec. 1815

This will handed to you by a charming little boy who has passed a few days with your brother, pray shew him every kindness and attention in your power as we have received many from his family; I wrote you by the last mail mentioning that I had sent by Madam Meriams boat a box and Trunk and...

Pocahontas Bolling Cabell to Susan Wilcox Hubard, 23 Dec. 1815

On my return home yesterday even’g from Lynchburg I very unexpectedly met with Mr Eldridge who inform’d me he was bearer of the intelligence of Miss Logwoods marriage to the Lynchburg Press. That they were at the wedding and that he would call here today for letters if I wished to write—which in...

Harriet F. Randolph to Mary J. Randolph, [ca. 1816-1817]

When I received your note my dearest life, my heart reproached me for the omission of which you spoke, but believe me it was entirely accidental & occasioned I sup now suppose by the haste in which I wrote, & the frequent twinges of the Col. which made my note so brief & so illegible...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 4 Feb. 1816

I should have answered your letter of the 22d sooner, but I did not receive it until the day we were moveing; although it has always been my wish that you should study law, yet you must be sensible my dear Child I only desired to advise y ...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 18 Feb. 1816

The fears that you expressed of my having scolded a great deal at your not answering my letter by Brother Jefferson were groundless. I assure you I was not so unreasonable as to expect you to write when you were sick or busy you mention’d in your last letter to Brother that you had heard of Mama...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Elizabeth Trist, 3 Mar. 1816

We moved here last month to the plantation which Mr Tournillon purchased, it is six miles from the River and thought to be a healthy situation, he is to give $30,000 payable in ten years for 1,000 acres of land and eight Negro Men, there is a Saw Mill on it which yeilded $4000 annually to the...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 16 Apr. 1816

Je Suis Enchanté, mon cher trist, que Vous Soyez Devenu plus raisonnable et que vous ayez abandonné vos projéts gigantesques d’Embrasser une profession pour laquelle, je pense, vous n’êtes jamais né, et qui d’ailleurs n’offre dans tous les tems que L’aspect de toutes les vicissitudes de La Vie....

Maria Sabina Ross to Elizabeth Trist, 4 July 1816

I arrived here on 28th of June left N. Oreals 26th of May, after a long and disagreeable passage. Yes my friend in addition to the horrors of A Sea Voyage—My Mind was in a State of hope—and fear. My poor George, wrote for me to come on—but Alas! he had gone to his long and everlasting home three...

George W. Erving to Harriet Hackley, 1 Aug. 1816

My dear Mrs Hackley I am sure that it will give you pleasure to learn that I have arrived safely at this city, & still more that I have found here your excellent husband in perfect health & all things considered in good heart; The misfortunes which he has had to encounter have been...

Hore Browse Trist to Elizabeth Trist, 28 Aug. 1816

We arrived here about two weeks ago, though we were not away as you would have concluded from the effects of the disease, as the town is not more unhealthy than usual. I Suppose in the northward the plague is thought to be raging in New Orleans, as the Americans have a natural dread of the...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ann C. Morris, [ca. 20 Nov. 1816]

A paragraph in the intelligencer of the 12th, just come to hand, has determined me once more My Dear Sister to present my self to you, in the character of a sympathysing friend, and relative. but in misfortunes like yours, the best friends are “miserable comforters” and, “a sympathising and...

John F. Dumoulin to Nicholas P. Trist, 12 Apr. 1817

I regret being forced to begin this letter with an apology and know not how I can do so otherwise—hurry and want of time are such trite and I must say generally such false excuses on these occasions, that however justifiably I might plead them in my own behalf at present, I detest having...

Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 16 Sept. 1817

I suppose you have heard the reason of our coming to this place, as soon as Aunt Randolph tasted the waters a Striblings she was convinced that they were not strong enough to be at all effectual, & she said as we had come so far it would be a pitty to return with out having recieved any...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 24 Sept. 1817

Your very welcome packet My Dear Virginia was safely delivered by a party of gentlemen of whom Mr Taylor was one, and whilst preparing my best airs and graces to recieve them, to my great mortification saw them leave the house—your Father who brought the letter in to me, said he should ask them...

Catherine C. Brown to Nicholas P. Trist, 25 Sept. 1817

I cannot express the pleasure your letter from Birdwood gave us, to know that you were under the roof with your Grandmother, and in the house of such an amiable pair as Mr Gilmer, and his wife; I am happy to find that the change of climate has already had so good an affect on your health as it is...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 10 Oct. 1817

your letter found us in the most painful consternation, Mr Dumoulin who has had frequent relapses, had another attack of fever last week, and on monday morning was deprived of speech with every other appearance of immediate dissolution, he remained in this state for ten hours, when contrary to...

John Augustine Smith to Nicholas P. Trist, 20 Oct. 1817

your letter of the 21st August would have been answered sooner but for my absence from this place. The unhealthiness of Wmsburg during the summer is so great that I leave it as soon as the College closes & do not return until about this time. In consequence of this I fear my reply will be too...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 Oct. 1817

We received yesterday with heartfelt satisfaction the long looked for which you know came doubly à propos’s as we began to feel anxious not only on the moneys account but also concerning the health of the family. but thank heaven we were also doubly gratified for the checks have arrived and the...