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Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 20 Apr. 1820

I received a polite and affectionate letter from Lewis Livingston announcing his intention of visiting New York and appearing to be the bearer of any thing I wish to send you, I have asked him to take charge of the triplicate of that bill for one hundred and fifty dollars if mr Duhey? has not...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 19 May 1820

I reciev’d your letters yesterday My Dear Virginia while writhing under one of those infernal pains, & with the horrors of being oblig’d to sleep that night in a room full of girls, for Mrs Carr & her daughters were expected last evening on their arrival from Baltimore; she is to spend...

Martha B. Baker to Martha B. Eppes, 7 June [1820?]

You know not, how your letter has revived my spirits, every allowance is made by me, & am charitable in all I think, about you, for never have I seased to love & think of you, and as I knew full well your sufferings I have never blamed you for not writing, tho felt sorry I did not hear...

Martha B. Baker to Martha B. Eppes, 7 June [1820?]

We arrived here on thursday, & but for the horses giving fairly out, should have seen you with Mr Baker—my disappointment is very great, but will as soon as my horses recover visit you—You know not how much I think of you—& none of your friends feels your situation more than I do—Through...

Thomas Ragland to Nicholas P. Trist, 15 July 1820

I have omited to write to you for some time, because indeed I am so much of a recluse here as rarely to see the least thing that could afford you any entertainment. This is not the case with you at West Point, there, not a day passes but something transpires which would afford ample matter to...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 20 July 1820

Depuis La réception de Votre lettre du 20. avril ul. j’ai eu plusieurs accès de fièvre qui m’ont Confinés pendant deux Semaines dans la maison; le voisin est, très-à-propos, venu à mon aide et j’ai été très Satisfait de Sa manière de me traiter; ma fièvre dont l’intensité allait Journelement...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 25 July 1820

I have made up my mind to write to Father by the next mail, for 450 $ the sum which I will require to settle my affairs here and take me to Philadelphia. Although my debts at present amount to but a trifle, by the time that I will be ready to set off, which will be in the course of 3 or 4 months...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 July 1820

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...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 16 Aug. 1820

je reçois votre Lettre du 20. Juillet ul. il y a Sans doute qque fatalité attachée à la reception de ce check de $150. Dont le montant devrait être à votre disposition depuis plus de 8–mois; et je vous avoue que Si je me trouvais dans une toute autre position, j’enverrais promener les tireurs et...

Martha B. Baker to Martha B. Eppes, 5 Oct. [1820?]

I should have writen you my dear Sister immediately on my arrival here, but realy disliked burthening your minde with more than it now has to bear, to add my misseries to yours was not my wish—every member of the family myself excepted have been sick with the ague & fever—we came down two...

David M. Randolph (1798–1825) to Nicholas P. Trist, 6 Oct. 1820

When moments like the present occur (as they frequently recur do) when the fiend Ennui preys upon my mind, which like the entrails of Prometheus only is renovated to be again devoured; where shall I turn for consolation, but to the friend of my bosom, and such I fondly believe you to be, your...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 1 Nov. 1820

My very Dear Grand Sons letter of the 23d of Sept has been longer than usual un acknowledged but I had nothing to communicate worth the Postage, Browse had been nearly five weeks without paying me a visit there was Some excuse for his not coming, the weather was bad for Several days and Mores...

Mary J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 15 Nov. 1820

Mama & Cornelia both say that they are going to write to sister Ellen My dear Virginia & therefore I shall address my letter to you if you are so fortunate as to be able to desylpher a sccratch penned by candle light & in my incorrigible hand which you know of old—we all feel very...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 28 Nov. 1820

nous avons été pendant près De trois Semaines Dans une bien pénible perplexité: notre Chère marie louise En jouant Dans la chambre De sa g-maman a fait une chûte, Dont les Suites ont été bien funestes, puisqu’il y a Eu une fracture. Le Deur m. que nous avons de Suite Envoyé chercher a d’abord...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 15 Dec. 1820

I intended to have written you a long letter to day my Dear Virginia but I went with the girls to pay Miss Campbell a visit, & I we return’d late, & have dinner early that Mann may go to Tufton this evening, he by him I must send my letter to the post, and so I have a very short time to...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 9 Jan. 1821

After being denied the pleasure of hearing from you for two months I need not assure you that yr favor of the 25th was very acceptable for I began to be very uneasey, for I cou’d not suffer my self to believe that your long silence was altogether caused by indolence or indifference towards my...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 26 Jan. 1821

Enfin, mon cher trist, j’ai le plaisir de Vous annoncer, par cette présente, L’envoi De Votre Sabre et De Votre épée, par le navire phoebé ann, ci-Joint Vous En trouverez le Connaissement: comme La Caisse qui renferme ces objets a été Sujette depuis Son départ De France à plusieurs inconvénients;...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 9 Feb. 1821

Your letter of the 25th Jany reach’d me on the 7th I had been expecting to hear from you and began to be anxious, not because I did not get a letter as soon as I wish’d but the severity of the winter made me fear for your health in that bleak Northerly situation where exposures are apt to create...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 28 Feb. 1821

After experiencing great anxiety about you and Browse we were made happy last week by receiving four letters, one from your Brother of the 6th of January, and three from you, dated the 24th and 28 of December, and the 12th of January. Yours were some what in a mutilated state, however we made out...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 28 Feb. 1821

After experiencing great anxiety about you and Browse we were made happy last week by receiving four letters, one from your Brother of the 6th of January, and three from you, dated the 24th and 28 of December, and the 12th of January. Yours were some what in a mutilated state, however we made out...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 22 Apr. 1821

Your Father intends writing as soon as he knows that mr Nott has received two hundred dollars which he sent him to be remitted to you, but I am so unhappy about Browse whose last letter was dated the 2d of February that I cannot resist expressing my anxiety to you In your last you observed he did...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas Philip Trist, 23 Apr. 1821

I received a letter from mother the other day wherein she expressed the same opinion, thinking it would be more preferable to go with you to Virginia, than to spend the sultry season opposite West Point; and she seems moreover suspicious that I do not keep my sensual desires within bounds; she...