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Thomas Mann Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas, 3 Apr. 1817

Will you do me the favor to inform me whether the Branch Bank of the U.S. in Richmond means to lend money upon security in land? If they do, whether one or more Indorsers, resident in town, will be demanded; and to what amount of the value they will be likely to accomodate any one person, whose...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas, 5 August 1817

I have just received your two favors of the 31. July & 3d Aug. The kind interest they avince in my concerns gives me, very highly agreeable, and very truly gratefull sensations. I have a memd from the Cashier himself: the 10.000 is due Augt 10/13: next Wednesday, and not tomorrow, of course...

Thomas Mann Randolph's “Song dreamed at day break,” 1 April 1818

Song dreamed at day break this April 1, 1818 While frugal Miss Mary kept the stores of the House Not a rat could be seen, never heard was a mouse, Not a crumb was let fall, In kitchen or Hall: For no one could spare one crumb from his slice The rations were issued by measure so nice When April...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Peachy R. Gilmer, 9 June 1818

I believe I may say at last that the affairs of our friend Trist, which were left with me to settle, are brought to a close. I need not remind you that the land, which I was especially instructed to sell as well as I could, was sold for the Bonds of...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Edmund Bacon, 9 May 1819

It is so absolutely necessary to me to have as much as 150$ by tomorrow evening to send by express to pay into the Bank of U.S. and Bank of Virginia in Richmond, before 3 o clock on Wednesday next, that I am forced, against my will, to importune you farther, with the offer of the little girl at...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph Lancaster, 29 Feb. 1820

Thomas Mann Randolph acknowledges having received a letter from Joseph Lancaster, Author of the Lancastrian system of education, containing proposals for publishing, without delay, a cheap elementary Work, explaining the principles upon which his plan of Universal...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph Lancaster, 29 Feb. 1820

Thomas Mann Randolph acknowledges having received a letter from Joseph Lancaster, Author of the Lancastrian system of education, containing proposals for publishing, without delay, a cheap elementary Work, explaining the principles upon which his plan of Universal...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 20 July 1820

I replied to your favor of the 1st ult. on the day I received it, the 5th but my answer having by accident remained on my table untill another day I destroyed it, from the great value I allways set upon your opinion, as I had indulged too much in invective against particular persons, by whom I...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 5 Aug. 1820

I ventured to postpone sending your Books to you while Correa de Serra who arrived 48 hours after me, this visit, should remain with Mr Jefferson. The imperfect copy of Wildenow++It ends with Monaecia; to which it is entire. which you lent to Girardin, and afterward to me, is to him, while among...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 11 Aug. 1820

The trunk (of Leather) was packed and the letter with it hastily written on the day Correa left us. I had much to do on my farm (4 miles off) on that day, and intended to have set out at day break next morning for Richmond, but was stoped by letters from Richmond informing me there was nothing...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 2 Mar. 1821

My desire to keep myself from being involved in any error which the extreme hurry might produce alone induced me to make known that I took no part in the Tuesday meeting of the Board of the Literary Fund. It would have given me much pleasure to have aided in any way, in or out of Board, in...

Thomas Mann Randolph to John H. Cocke, 29 Mar. 1821

I inclose for your information a General Order issued yesterday which will be immediately published in the Gazettes. To authenticate the publication made in that way it may be expedient to promulgate the Order in Your Brigade in whatever manner may to yourself Seem most fit Permit me however to...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 July 1821

I am sorry to be unable to execute your commission to buy Coke & Jacobs in this place. you will find the money inclosed, viz two XX $. Bills of the U.S. Bank. allso your Memorandum with a note of Mr Gilmer at the foot of it. I had been to Fitzwhylsons, Cottons, and Johnson and Warners before...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 31 Jan. 1822

I am glad to have an opportunity of consulting you on the subject of the report to the H. of D. about to be made on the present state of the claims of the Commth on the U. States for War expenditure on their account. Mr Selden the agent has not yet replied to my letter, and I allmost fear it may...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 13 Feb. 1825

The Competitor has arrived in Hampton roads all safe. This intelligence we received here early yesterday morning by the steam Boat from Norfolk, which came up about midnight—on Friday, having landed a passenger with the Professors whom he left well on Board, at City Point, whence he went to...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 Mar. 1825

With your permission I will give you in writing my reply to the objections which you inform me are made to my vote on the James & Shanhawa River and Road Bill in the House of Delegates last session. I have constantly complained, when ever the subject was mentioned, of the inequality of the...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 6 July 1826

I have succeeded in stopping the letter which has thrown Mrs R into such agitation. I send it for your perusal on condition that the Executor be not permitted to read See it, or hear it read.” “as I do not consider myself a member of the family at all, and cannot reside at Monticello again, I do...

Thomas Mann Randolph to David Hosack, 13 Aug. 1826

I return you very sincere assurances of gratefull feeling for your manner of communicating the condolence of the New York Historical Society with the family of Thomas Jefferson upon the event of his death. You will find their answer inclosed. He would probably have lived ten years longer if he...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Mary J. Randolph, 12 Dec. 1826

I thank you for the recent pleasing information from Boston. I am not surprized to hear that you all caught colds upon the transition from such a house as Monticello to that at Tufton. I received the other Albion yesterday & inclose it now. I am hurrying my departure all in my power and begin...

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 &...