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Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 26 June 1828

Private I have recd your last, June 19: Mary’s had in a degree prepared us for its contents: We are in hourly expectation of hearing from you again—: owing to my absence the your letter was opened by Ellen, who was much distressed, but is now more composed. I thank you for the minuteness of your...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 9 July 1828

Having just finished writing a note of introduction to Mess. Davis, Trist & Co for Mr Clark, the printer, I determine to reply to those parts of your late letter, which call for a particular answer: In the first place you ask me how many copies of Long’s book upon ancient geography you would...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, [ca. Dec. 1828]

A long time has passed without my writing to you, and several events occurred of so much interest to yourself that I have been on the point, again and again, of sending a line (for I had not time nor thought for more,) to tell you of the pleasure it gave me to hear that you had obtained a...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 2 Jan. 1829

I see that Mr J’s books are to be sold in Washington: by the recommendation of my friends, I wish you would send on Catalogues for distribution: any, Member of Congress, not exceedingly conscientious, will frank the packet for you: they...

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...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 11 Feb. 1829

I write to you on the subject of the books; my will consist of two parts: those contained in the former I wish you to purchase for me at all events; those in the latter may depend upon circumstances.let me promise that your decision of the articles wh. I should want, at the sale of furniture ...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 16 Feb. 1829

The books are all packed I hope securely and well altho not in order: they were put in according to size very much. paper on the bottom & back, and a slip between each. and as tight as possible to prevent friction. I am afraid to trust them down the river and as the distance to the steam boat...

Mary J. Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 24 Feb. 1829

brother Jeff came home last night & my first enquiry of course was about “the morals of Christ” which I had sent you, (not knowing if I was doing right or wrong) he did not mean that it should have...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 6 Mar. 1829

Ben has returned but the waggons are still out and loaded with plaister from Fredericksburg which I think I shall regret. Poor James is infinitely worse and if some change does not take place can not hold long. Ben brings us the report of the death of Young Lee ...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 22 Mar. 1829

I have this moment recd your letter. What an excellent plan has been entirely defeated! of course it is of no avail to mourn now, but it seems to me unaccountable that having been compelled by his necessities to sell the books J. did not take the only steps in his power to make them produce...

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 13 Apr. 1829

I think the books had best be sent to Philadelphia. which is the only city in the union which has a numerous class of Literary persons who would buy rare books: this class in Boston is less numerous and less wealthy than in Philadelphia (the wealth being great in the hands of a few). in...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 16 July 1829

I wish you to forward the accompanying packet to Jefferson, wherever he may be, only taking care that it reach him safely, and without delay. I hope soon to have time to write to you;—the books have arrived at last, but more of them...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, [ca. 3 Aug. 1829]

I have Just received yr last and the enclosed about the Advocate. un homme sans le sou. You had better come as soon as possible,—There have been some applications for books & the applicants are put off until your arrival Mr Van Buren will return to day. & there will be perhaps something...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 22 Sept. 1829

I have yours of 16 Sept. The numbers of the books sent me are as follows; viz, nos 17. 19. 24. 28. 32. 33. 41. 56. 82. 88. 138. 200. 186. 187. 168. 242. 375. 434. 443. 449. 463. 469. 483. 530. 531 722. 723. 724. 727. 728. 793. 816. 822 822. 918.—I caution you against Poor—he has twice failed...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 16 Oct. 1829

It was so late monday evening when I received your letter that it was impossible to answer it by that mail. but Jefferson wrote to Col Peyton by the next to forward 100$ and I intended writing by the same to you to let you know what I had done; but was detained by company till too late which was...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 26 Oct. 1829

Our journey has been or rather will be delayed one day at Jefferson’s desire. he was going to Nelson court from which he did not expect to return till tuesday evening, and he wished particularly to be here when we set off. of course we shall not get off go till wednesday when we shall go to Col....

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 2 May 1830

a letter from Ellen recd last night speaks of the possibility of her remaining in washington until an answer to it could arrive from me; at the same time that it intimates she may decide to return to Boston without delay; in which case the present would not find her, and might be retd to her,...