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John C. Page to Martha B. Eppes, 16 June 1825

By Tom, my dear Madam, you will receive the articles purchased for you in Richmond, as contained in your memorandum—I hope they will be approved of—if however, any of them should not answer, to your entire satisfaction, they can be returned by the first boat—inclosed is a...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 19 June 1825

“Le Vrai bonheur n’éxiste pas” écrivait made de Maintenon à la duchesse de Savoie: Votre lettre, mon cher Trist, me fait croire le contraire puisqu’elle m’assure que vous êtes parfaitement heureux. je conçois aisément qu’il en doit être ainsi dans la Situation où Vous êtes; et j’envisage pour...

Octave Labranche to Nicholas Philip Trist, 25 June 1825

Mes enfans partent demain pour Philadelphie, et delà Se rendront à charlotteville, pour Se placer dans l’université; Se Sont deux jeunes gens qui ont déjà un beau commencement, ils ont assez de moyens naturels pour profiter, et obtenir même des Succès. J’ose espèrer, mon bon ami, que tu Seras...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 25–26 Aug. 1825

You have heard before this of our having staid at Tufton to breakfast: we did not leave there ’till a quarter past six; and travelling very slow it was quite late before we got to Mrs Carter’s. There I got introduced to Wyndham Robertson, also on his way to the Springs, who has probably fulfilled...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 30 Aug. 1825

You will receive tomorrow, beloved wife, the letter I wrote from Poplar forest, and which, for reasons therein stated, I did not send by mail. I left the forest on Sunday morning; reached Liberty between nine and ten, and found that Mr Gilmer had set out the evening previous for albemarle. The...

Benjamin F. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, [10 Sept. 1825?]

I received your letter by Boling Garrett which greatly cheered the me the melancholy feeling which I would have unavoidably at leaveng you all I am very much pleased with Mr Lewis although we do not fare as well as we aught to do I find no fault with the table but we have to cut our wood make our...

John Wayles Eppes, Jr. to Martha B. Eppes, 9 Oct. 1825

You dont know how much I want to see you, and my sisters, I was truly sorry to hear that Sister Mary had been very sick, but I hope by this tim, her health is entirely restored to her again. I am sorry to inform you that some body attempted to break in the house, but did not succede in the...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 16 Oct. 1825

Your letter from the Springs reached me a few days ago. I am anxious to learn the effect of the water upon your system & whether it has been as efficacious as I hope it has. If it fails you must trust to care & the hand of time, which may by degrees invigorate your frame—I am just...

Edmund Wilcox Hubard to Robert Thruston Hubard, [ca. 8 Nov. 1825]

—On the manners and ways of the Students— —First, and the worst class— People would not be apt to think at a place so much spoken of as this, and founded by one of the most learned, as well as worthy sages of this Country, that there was such a vast difference in the character &c, of the...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas Philip Trist, 1 Dec. 1825

Perry me dit au sujet de ta lettre qu’il avait trop d’occupation pour te rendre reponse avant la fin de la roulaison. Tu vois qu’il hésite—à sa place tu n’aurais pas hésité—Je ne crois pas à sa générosité. Je le crois au contraire très intéressé. que la sauce soit bonne ou mauvaise il faudra bien...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 1 Feb. 1826

I arrived here on Saturday last. Thus far I have every reason to congratulate myself. When I waited upon him the Governor immediately reiterated the offer he made me at Mr T’s, conducted me to his house, Showed me the room that was destined for me & begged me a thousand times with the most...

Etienne St. Julien de Tournillon to Nicholas Philip Trist, 16 Apr. 1826

j’ai reçu vos deux lettres du 28. fevrier et 12— mars ul.—je vous remercie bien de toutes les démarches que vous avez faites pour notre cher julien; mais je me vois dans la dure nécessité d’attendre un tems plus opportun pour mettre à éxécution le projet que j’avais de l’envoyer au nord. La...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas Philip Trist, 29 Apr. 1826

Julian & Mary were christened on thursday last. Grandmother B. & I represented you & Virginia as sponsors for Mary. They are to leave home in a day or two: Mary to be placed at Mde Valframbert’s boarding school New Orleans & Julian to go to Bardstown Kentucky, where he will enter...

Edmund Wilcox Hubard to Robert Thruston Hubard, 16 June 1826

Yours of the 2nd came to hand last week and I was some-what astonished to hear that I. W. M,s creditors intend to persist in their course. I think it would be well to get Patterson to forbid the sale; But I expect it would be requisite in that case for him to have a power of attorney, or to act...

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...