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John Wayles Baker to Nicholas P. Trist, 14 Aug. 1826

I arrived here late last evening & should have rode up to Monticello this morning, but upon my arrival was greeted with the intelligence that my Brother had been suspended—I intend waiting on some of the Faculty today with the view of ascertaining whether they will reconsider his Case—if they...

Frederick W. Hatch to Nicholas Philip Trist, 28 Aug. 1826

I have been of late most wofully press’d & harrass’d for a little of “the root of all evil”—almost, I have fear’d, even to a Constables Ticket. Otherwise I would not come to you for relief at this time—Can you not make shift to help me in this extremity?—I should esteem it a particular favor—

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas Philip Trist, [18] Oct. 1826

Yr letter of 12th Sep. I have just received & being liable to no interruptions, the answer will soon be despatched. As I think you ought to make any sacrifice for the benefit of yr health a removal of yourself & “Dii Penates” to Burlington, if it would conduce to that important object,...

Lucy Eppes Thweatt to Martha B. Eppes, 21 Oct. 1826

The arrival of my dear Neice and Nephew has indeed filled my bosom with pleasure indiscribable. I had been led to beleive you would not at this time afford me that gratification and felt real concern that with those so dear to my heart. I should be so much seperated—& feel in every thought on...

Francis Eppes to Nicholas P. Trist, 7 Nov. 1826

Will you oblige me so far as to deliver the two vols. sent by Mr R,—to your care, to Mr Jones at his Bookstore. they were sent to me by mistake, or in lieu, of another, but as I had them already on hand, I informed C. & H. that I should take this method of returning them.—I recieved a letter...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 21 Nov. 1826

We arrived here yesterday my dear Virginia sometime before sunset and as a post goes out tomorrow (the post goes from here to Lynchburg twice a week) I will write to you though I feel as stupid and unwilling to do any thing as I usually do after a journey. the day we left you was a very...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Mary J. Randolph, 12 Dec. 1826

I send you two Albions Nos. 23 & 25: Nov. 18. & Dec. 2d. of that intervening I know nothing. I was quite unwell from a most distressing jaw ache the early part of last week. I had been compelled to extract a very large jaw tooth myself, on acct of toothache, & it unluckily broke &...

John McAllister & Son to Nicholas P. Trist, 18 Dec. 1826

In compliance with your favour of 11th received today we enclose a pair of Spectacle Glasses—these are of 6 Inches Focus which is a very old sight—there can however be no certainty that they will be suitable—the better way might have been to have sent one of the Glasses from the Spectacles now in...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 10 Jan. 1827

le jour de la réception de Votre lettre je finissais ma campagne. je n’ai fait que 80. Boucauds 100. milliers environ je crois que les Sucres Se Vendront bien ils Sont présentement à 6 p et 7c. j’ai eu cette dernière année beaucoup de Désagrements; mon moulin a manqué, j’ai Donc été obligé de le...

Harriette Dunglison to Nicholas P. Trist, 13 Jan. 1827

I have felt so much interested for Fanny as she has once lived with me, for fear she may be sent to a distance, that the Doctor has permitted me to try to obtain her at the sale as well as her youngest child, should they go at a reasonable price—As the Doctor will not be able to attend might I...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 10 Apr. 1827

Votre lettre du 11. ul., m’a confirmé dans L’opinion que j’avais que Vous ne m’aviez pas oublié: j’aime à croire que Vous me Supposez toujours la même affection pour vous et pour tout ce qui Vous est cher; et que, Si notre correspondance n’a pas cette activité qui caractèrise celle De Deux...

John C. Page to Martha B. Eppes, 8 June 1827

I intended to call & see you to day, but am obliged another way—The season has arrived for employing Overseers, for the next year, & knowing how important it is that they should be engaged by the person who is to superintend them, I think it best, to know your views & wishes, on the...

George Wythe Randolph to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 13 June 1827

I want to see you very much and I hope I shall in the couse course of a very short time I am beginning to get accustomed to the place from my knowing all the boys at it. and the next letter you wite write I want to know some thing about my going to the south in it. I wish you would send me that...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 24 June 1827

I have just heard dear Virginia that Mrs Faulcon (Louisiana Cocke) was going to Albemarle and that she would take letters for us; I am very much tired already with writing I am terribly sleepy but cannot lose so good an opportunity. I would write to Mary but Mary Cary intends to do so, tell her I...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 12 July 1827

Your letter to S. B—Came to hand yesterday, & releived us from some anxiety, which an intermission in writing, on your part, unusually long, had given rise to—It was with heartfelt satisfaction that we found you health to be better instead of worse. You have fine times of it, with your...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 13 Sept. 1827

Mr Gilmer was obliged to stay one day here my dearest Virginia & that gives me an opportunity of writing to you which I will do if it is only to tell you how much I have thought of you all since I left you; every thing else I suppose Martha has told you for she was going to write to you...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 14 Sept. 1827

I have only time to write a single line, (more or less) to enclose the power of attorney to Jefferson. it is difficient in the recital of the act of legislature which I did not possess nor was a copy of it to be found in Boston. but perhaps if Jefferson has actually received the stock which I...

Robley Dunglison to Nicholas P. Trist, [before 5 Jan. 1828]

My wife, I am happy to think, is something better this morning, although her complaint still Continues—she decidedly is not worse. Mrs Gorman unfortunately does not suit us; she is weak & what is worse so overpowered by her distressed situation that she is rendered totally unfit to wait upon...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 30-31 Mar. 1828

I have the head ach, dear Virginia, & do not know whether I can write as long a letter as usual, but will not defer writing as tomorrow I shall be employed all day closely. I read your Louisiana schemes with pain & yet would not say no to them; the abandoning Monticello altogether would...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 4 Feb. 1829

Browse m’a éffectivement parlé dans le tems, De la place que vous avez obtenue dans les Bureaux de Washington, et Votre lettre du 8. ul. me confirme cette nouvelle. S’il faut en juger D’âprès votre Style; votre admission dans les offices de L’adon actuelle, paraîtrait vous avoir un peu...