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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...

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...

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...

Mary J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 27 Dec. 1821

Brother Jeff sets off on saturday my dear Virginia and I will remember my promise of writing to you first altho I daresay mama has written to you if she has written to either of you I have not seen her since you left home but heard from her to day I am to send the horses down to morrow as she...

Mary J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 13 Jan. 1822

I got your letter when it was a week old my dear Virginia & you have now got mine which was written 4 or 5 days before brother Jeff set off, his journey was defered several days longer than he intended but I did not think it worth while to take the trouble of writing my letter over because...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 25 Jan. 1822

Why dont I receive a letter from You?—your last has been written nearly two months (December 2d); and, but for one I received the other day from Mr Gilmer wherein he mentioned having met Jefferson, and heard from him that you were all well, I should be miserable.—From the knowledge I have of my...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 27 Jan. 1822

I enclose a letter My Dear Virginia that will make up for all the deficencies of mine and according to promise send it intact as I recieved it under cover to your Grand father, in return send me the news as every thing that concerns him interests me— I presume you have heard of Anne Cary’s death...

Mary J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 31 Jan. 1822

I am very glad for your sakes my dear Virginia to hear that you are at last “coming to the sweet” of your visit to town tho’ every day lessens the chance of my going down to partake of the gaieties which Cornelia tells me are just beginning my fate is fixed I am afraid & there seems very...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 24 Feb. 1822

This beautiful weather and quiet hour makes me anxious once more to see you my dearest daughter at a home, recovering its charms with the fine season. every thing like comfort is so completely destroyed during the winter by the boys, that I had rather forego the pleasure of your society provided...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...