Custom Dates

Dates

For instance, 1763-01
For instance, 1888-12
Showing 101 - 125 of 172 results

Nicholas P. Trist to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 20 Sept. 1818

any request from my dear Mrs Randolph, could not possibly fail being obeyed by one, who is more proud of her friendship and esteem, than any other mark of distinction which it is in the power of the world to bestow; I shall therefore remain silent, and part from you, cherishing the hope that on...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 27 Sept. 1818

Whilst almost all the godly persons around me, are reading the Bible and other good books, I have seated myself to write to you my dearest Mother, having always entertained an idea that I could not better shew respect to my heavenly parent than by performing my duties to my earthly ones—or give a...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [1819–1825]

Although I have not time to answer your letter at length my dearest Mother yet the subjects of it are so interesting, that I write a few lines mainly to let you know that I have recieved it. thank god the most urgent of my dear fathers debts can now be paid off, and after the sale of Varina we...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [1819–1825]

Although I have not time to answer your letter at length my dearest Mother yet the subjects of it are so interesting, that I write a few lines mainly to let you know that I have recieved it. thank god the most urgent of my dear fathers debts can now be paid off, and after the sale of Varina we...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 29 Mar. [1819]

I have written so lately & so often my dear Mother, that if I were like other people, I should have nothing more to say, but my pen like my tongue, runs faster than is quite compatible with the comfort of my friends. from your complaining of not hearing from me, I conclude that my letters...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 9 Apr. [1819]

I have received letters from all the girls my dear Mother, and none from you, but I cannot let Phill go up without writing, and as I have so many debts, I must reverse the old proverb, and be generous before I am just. I am at present staying at Dr Watson’s A few days ago, I came to visit Aunt ...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 25 Apr. [1819]

I expected to have left Richmond in the stage which carries this letter, my dear Mother, but Papa’s business will detain him some days longer; Virginia is decided to return home at the same time, as she does not consider that the pleasures of the town will compensate for the loss of the society...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 18 July [1819]

We have reached our journey's end in safety my dearest Mother, having met with no accident on the road, no misadventure of any kind, except being driven in to Hunter’s yesterday morning by a shower of rain, which forced us to take a neat comfortable breakfast at half after seven o clock, instead...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 28 July 1819

I received your letter of the 24th yesterday evening, my dearest Mother, three days after date, and this circumstance is particularly comforting to me, at a time when your state of health will keep me constantly anxious to hear of y & from you regularly, and without any post-office delays. I...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 11 Aug. 1819

The mail which brought me your letter of the 7th my dear Mother, brought one from Col. Nicholas to Grand-papa, informing him of his misfortunes, & that he had placed his estate in the hands of trustees to be sold for the payment of his debts; if it brought any thing like its value, there...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 24 Aug. 1819

In spite of the desperate condition of Col. N’s affairs, I cannot help hoping that my dear Grand-father will escape, or at least that he will receive some indemnification. the 20,000 $ as you observe would still leave a large estate behind, if it was simply a loss of 20,000$, but in times like...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 18 May 1820

I have been in Richmond a week to day my dear Mother, and two posts have past without my hearing from home. Elizabeth and Virginia received letters to day from Harriet, but she says nothing of the Monticello family, & I wh I am beginning to be very anxious to hear from you all. Aunt Hackley...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 13 Sept. 1820

We have reached our journey’s end my dear Mother, in safety, not without some disagreable adventures, such as being confined one whole day by the rain—at Flood’s tavern we left Uncle Eppes’s before sun-rise monday—the morning was lowering, and it was dropping rain before we set out, but you know...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 13 Sept. 1820

We have reached our journey’s end my dear Mother, in safety, not without some disagreable adventures, such as being confined one whole day by the rain—at Flood’s tavern we left Uncle Eppes’s before sun-rise monday—the morning was lowering, and it was dropping rain before we set out, but you know...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 9 Mar. [1821]

I must write to you my dear Mother in a short and hurried manner, for breakfast is nearly ready and my letter must be finished immediately after that Burwell may take it with him to the office; but short & hurried as it may be it will serve to let you know that I am well and amused—since the...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 19 Nov. 1821

Having been against our expectations detained at this place, my dearest Mother, I my first care is to perform my promise of writing to let you know that we have advanced so far in safety, and have little doubt of reaching Washington under the same favorable auspices. Nicholas seems perfectly well...

Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 14-15 Dec. 1821

I have always observed my dearest Mother, that your letters have a secret charm, a spell, by which vapours and blue devils are speedily expelled; in whatever mood I may be, to hear from you is like a dose of æther to an hysterical patient; I am at once animated revived, & things & persons...