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Martha Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 7 Mar. 1822

I shall not apologise for keeping your letter 3 weeks by me unanswered, exact punctuality is not in my power, fortunately perhaps for my correspondants. as you did not receive the Louisville packet in due season I am almost sorry that my part of it at least had not gone to the bottom, for old...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 21 Mar. 1822

I beg My dear Nicholas that you will never again suffer your self to be made seriously uneasy by any possible length of silence from me. I am so notorious an offender in that way that if you did but know it, I deserve thanks and praises at your hands so far, for having treated you to so much...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 25 Apr. 1822

Your favor of the 28th of March came to hand came to hand on on the 18 April I had just sent of a letter to your Mother which will inform you all that I have to communicate from the quarter you wish most to hear from I have not had a letter from Monticello since 22d March the date of Virginias...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 27 Apr. [1822]

Our mother is in heaven! she expired in our arms last night before we could get any assistance.—I had not time to promise it to herself, but I have to her angelic spirit that now floats above over me, that you will shall be a mother to her poor little infants.—

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 5 May [1822]

as my dearest friend may suppose, I am in no great mood for writing: it is some relief however, to disburden my heart into that of my better half; especially as I know the sympathetic throb which will have beat in her bosom before this reaches her, and the anxiety she will feel to hear the tale...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 1 July 1822

I should not have waited for Your letter My very dear Nicholas to have written to you, could My mind have suggested one solitary argugment of comfort. time alone, can soothe the heart, and all that the strongest reason can do, is to assist its operation by attention to the physical as well as...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 7 July 1822

You will not think, I know, my beloved Virginia, from my tardiness in answering your two last letters, that my heart has been backward in acknowledging the tenderness that breathes throughout them.— They show me that I am loved as I wish to be;—as I, myself, Love: do not therefore be too...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 29 July 1822

It is well, my dearest Virginia, you did not wait for a sight of the sun’s “blessed face” before writing, for my indignation had been gathering for three or four weeks, and I had fixed on to-day for pouring it forth— Don’t infer from this that my disposition is an exacting one, in general; it is...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 11 Aug. 1822

I wish, my dearest Love, I had another letter from you, to answer today, for they are certainly by far my greatest source of pleasure. next comes that of writing to you, and the consciousness that I am preparing pleasure to “her whom I love best on earth”; which you see I indulge in tolerably...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 1 Sept. 1822

No apology is due to me Dearest Nicholas for any delay in answering my letters, who have now before me two of yours unanswered. It is really a singular circumstance that loving you, and thinking of you as much as I do, I should still be so much under the influence of a habit contracted in early...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Nicholas P. Trist, 8 Sept. 1822

I have been owing you a letter for a long time, my dear Nicholas, and have delayed writing, in the hope that an improved state of health and spirits would have enabled me to discharge my debt with some pleasure to you, as well as to my self, but days and weeks have passed, and left as they found...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 12 Sept. 1822

Your last, written more than six weeks ago, informed me of the existing indisposition of several of the family. A “mere circumstance,” how ever, I suppose; since I am indebted, for any alleviation of my uneasiness on the subject, to an “all’s well” in a letter Browse lately got from Francis.—I am...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 1 Dec. 1822

mon cher trist. âprès avoir mûrement réfléchi et pris L’avis de plusieurs personnes nous ne Saurions différer de faire notre encaisse: nos affaires en Sont au point que, Si malheureusement nous manquions notre récolte L’année prochaine il nous Serait impossible de trouver à renouveler nos Billets...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 4 Dec. 1822

c’est le Coeur navré de Douleur que je Vous écris: je Viens De remettre à antoine Le même avec lequel je Suis descendu une lettre pour Vous: il faut aussi-tôt Son arrivée que Vous partiez avec les nègres que j’ai achetés L’ann Cette année: faites En Sorte qu’ils Soient le plus aussi propres que...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 6 Jan. 1823

Having some idea of riding to the river tomorrow; and feeling even more than usually inclined to enter into conversation with you, to pass away this stormy and howling evening, more pleasantly than my books could assist me in doing; I believe I will gratify my inclination, and take a letter for...

Azariah C. Dunn to Nicholas Philip Trist, 13 Jan. 1823

Mr Hugh Dunham informs me that he is indebted to you $100 for the rent of your Plantation, and requested me to make Some arangment with you for the payment, his crop of Cotton has fell far Short of his expectation both in Quantity & Quality, and he will not be able to pay the...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 26 Mar. 1823

I can give you no better proof of the confidence I have in you, dearest Virginia, than this letter, which is the third since the receipt of your last, now almost two months old—a letter one from Francis to Browse, received about ten days ago, has prevented me from feeling that intensity of...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 6-7 Apr. 1823

At length, after being a month without a letter from you or any of the family, my father brought me one last tuesday evening. As soon as its date, (March 7th) met my sight I was sure something had happened; for otherwise you could not possibly have suffered a whole month to intervene between your...

Nicholas Philip Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 12 Apr. 1823

The happy prospect that my heart has been living in lately, dearest Virginia, has vanished; and left me again in painful darkness!—I almost begin to despair of being able to return to you; at least the prospect is such a distant one that my heart sickens at it.—The resource which I calculated on...

Will of John Wayles Eppes, 5 May 1823

I, John W Eppes of the county of Buckingham and State of Virginia being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament, viz: Item 1st I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Martha B Eppes all my property both real and personal, to be used and...

David M. Randolph (1798–1825) to Nicholas P. Trist, 7 Oct. 1823

I have just returned from Monticello the first visit I have made since I spent so many agreeable days there with you 5 years ago, as I have just learned your direction, you will not take it amiss that I have not before written to you. A Friend is a treasure, such a one as I have found in you, do...