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David M. Randolph (1798–1825) to Nicholas P. Trist, 6 Nov. 1818

Shakespear in Hamlet makes Polonius give his son Laertes some very good advice, of which I send you a part in his own words, this I do because I think you want it, as all of the sentence can’t apply to you I make a mark under that which can “The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried ...

Marie Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 19 Nov. 1818

Your letter of the 22d of September produced in me a variety of sensations, delight at the proof of friendship Mrs Randolph and her family have given you; and melancholy at the possibility that in a few years you may be more indifferent to their good opinion, for I agree with Mrs R— that a change...

Mary Jane [Terrell?] to Virginia Randolph Cary, 12 Dec. 1818

I hope my beloved cousin does not impute my long silence to neglect, for I assure her that not a single day has past since I last saw her without my thinking of her, and wishing for the time when we shall again meet; but I have been so much engaged with company and other things, that I have...

Wilson M. C. Fairfax to Nicholas P. Trist, 18 Dec. 1818

Having passed thro’ some anxious days and weeks, we are at length at rest. Before this reaches you, the court will have commenced its Inquiry. Ragland and I have good reason to suppose that the committee will be ordered to attend. In the interim I feel desirous to know the steps which that court...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 20 Dec. 1818

Your favor of the 5th I recd last evening I cant say with pleasure for it has occasiond a depression of my spirits greater than I have experienced for a long time altho I have been very unwell so much so as to be confined to my room for three days since I have been here but bodily pain is not as...

Wilson M. C. Fairfax to Nicholas P. Trist, 23 Dec. 1818

We received yours of the 14th inst. after four days passage: and I am surprized to hear that you had not received my letter addressed to you or another of prior date addressed by Ragland and me to all the Cadets thro’ ...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 2 Jan. 1819

My first letter this year is to acknowledge yours of the 20th December which dissipated in some degree the unpleasant feelings your former letter excited, I hope most sincerely, that there will be no more rails, or heart burning’s against those who are appointed to Command you, for if they...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Hore Browse Trist, 27 Jan. 1819

les années Se Suivent et ne Se ressemblent pas, mon cher Browse, c’est un vieil adage, dont malheureusement je ne reconnais que trop la vérité: les éléments ne Se Sont point conjurés contre nous, mais un nous a manquë; le printems et l’été Se Sont passés Sans pluie c’est ce qui nous a causé le...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 24 Feb. 1819

You will have no cause to complain of my neglecting you on the contrary I fear I shall become tiresome but you will excuse me when you know my motive is to give you pleasure. last Sunday I received a very affectionate letter from your Dear Mother date 22d ...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 24 Feb. 1819

ma De lettre écrite à votre frère Renfermait deux checks de $300. chaque dont un à votre ordre: d’âprès le désir que vous aviez manifesté à votre maman dans une de vos lettres j’ai envoyé à Browse celui qui vous était destiné: j’espère que le tout Sera arrivé à Sa destination, c’est ce que j...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 9 Mar. 1819

I shou’d be very uneasy at yours Long silence if your Brother had not inform’d me yesterday that he recieved a few lines from you on the 22d of March dated he believed on the 11th I have not had a line from you since the 22d of Feby I wrote you on the 9th March and therefore am not in arears to...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 20 Apr. 1819

Je vois avec peine, mon cher trist, que vous vous plaignez dans votre lettre du 3. ul. de ne recevoir des nouvelles de personne, “je crois” dites-Vous, “que tout le monde m’a abandonné depuis que je Suis ici”; nous Sommes bien loin de partager cette croyance, et tant S’En faut, que je puis...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 8 July 1819

je viens, enfin, mon cher trist, âprès une attente d’un mois de recevoir un petit check De La N. o. tiré Par V. nolte—et C. Sur une maison très solide De philadelphie: je l’ai desuite acheminé à Votre frère lui observant: que je n’avais pû pour le moment me procurer une plus forte Somme, ce check...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 July 1819

Altho I had detirmined to write to no one till I received replys to my letters, I can not resist the impulse of my heart to address my beloved Grand Son and to assure him of my affectionate solicitude for his health and happiness I am not uneasy at your long silence as I attribute it to your...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 28 [July] 1819

I must answer my Dear Virginia’s letter, if I can hold my head up only long enough to write three lines, but I have risen this morning with a stiff neck & as the pain and stiffness has been encreasing I am in great fear of having one of those attacks that I have had at Monticello when I ...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 11 Aug. 1819

We have spent so much of our time in visiting that I really am afraid I shall do very little with my books after all, for besides the time taken up by the act of dressing and visiting I really am so stupid and so much fatigued when I return that I find the bed the most proper place for me for...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 21 Aug. 1819

Votre lettre Du 14. De L’expiré m’a causée La plus Vive inquiétude; je me Suis, immédiatement la reception, occuppé De me procurer de L’argent mais toutes mes démarches ont été infructueuses. il ne m’a pas été possible d’emprunter même au plus haut interêt: j’ai envoyé à votre frère dans les...