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Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 21 Dec. 1814

Altho we have not quite accomplish’d our half yearly occupation of cloathing the Negroes, from a wound in my thumb I am exempted from duty for the present, as I can not be altogether without employment my inclination urges me to chat a little with my dear and much esteem’d friend Mrs Bache who...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 24 Apr. 1816

I am at a loss to account for your long Silence, I am unwilling to ascribe it to design, for I have had too many proofs of your goodness to allow that Idea to take hold on my mind, for my pride wou’d then take the alarm and oblige me to relinquish what I have not the power to retain and altho I...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 2 July 1817

Be assured My much valued and dear friend that your letter was most welcome to my heart, for I had almost despaird of ever having the pleasure to recieve another letter from you I shou’d not have been cerimonious and concluded to give you once more some proof of my remembrance, had not I felt...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 12 Sept. 1817

My sincere thanks are due to my much valued friend for her kind attention to my Grand Sons and the interest she takes in their welfare. They arrived here the 19th of last month, after a Passage to Baltimore of 21 days on board the Marmion ...

Elizabeth Trist to Emma Walker Gilmer (Breckinridge), 10 Feb. 1818

I expect’d I shou’d have had the pleasure of receiving a letter from you ere this, presuming on your being settled in Liberty and at leisure to take up the Pen, but not having heard from any of the family since leaving Bird wood conclude that your dear Father is on the wing for Williamsburg as...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 15 Feb. 1818

I cannot withhold my expressions of sincere condolence from the dread of its, lacerating the wound that you have experienced by the death of your respectable worthy and truly amiable Brother I have felt much on the occasion and indeed so have all this family Mr Jefferson was in some degree...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 1 Nov. 1818

My heart has been so occupied with your image ever since you bid me Adieu that to ease its sensations I take up my pen tho I have nothing to Communicate worth the Postage of a letter unless the regret your Monticello friends feel at your leaving them, two days after your departure Cornelia and...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 28 Nov. 1818

Believe me my beloved Grand Son that few things coud give me more delight than your favor of the 8th from WP your letter from N York had filld my mind with apprehension that you were ill the rapid journey you made and the fatigue and exposure to night air after the indulgence of every comfort...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 20 Dec. 1818

Your favor of the 5th I recd last evening I cant say with pleasure for it has occasiond a depression of my spirits greater than I have experienced for a long time altho I have been very unwell so much so as to be confined to my room for three days since I have been here but bodily pain is not as...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 2 Jan. 1819

My first letter this year is to acknowledge yours of the 20th December which dissipated in some degree the unpleasant feelings your former letter excited, I hope most sincerely, that there will be no more rails, or heart burning’s against those who are appointed to Command you, for if they...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 28 Jan. 1819

your favor of the 12th instant I received to day, I began as the Irish say, to think long at not getting some proof of your remembrance, but come when it will it brings its welcome with it, Your cousins Peachey ...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 3 Feb. 1819

I am induced to take up the pen tho I have so recently address'd you, to inform you of an event that will give you pain, as it has me and indeed every one that witness'd the Action, to be Brief then, I shall inform you of what I have heard, Bankhead had written a very letter to Mrs Jefferson...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 3 Feb. 1819

I am induced to take up the pen tho I have so recently address’d you, to inform you of an event that will give you pain, as it has me and indeed every one that witness’d the action, to be Brief then, I shall inform you of what I have heard, Bankhead had written a very abusive letter to Mrs...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 7 Feb. 1819

I was surprised on looking into the drawer where I put my letters to find the enclosed, which I thought had been Sent to the post Office, I open’d it with the intention of taking Some extracts and of noticing some things that you had mention’d, that of the musick which was not in the letter, and...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 24 Feb. 1819

You will have no cause to complain of my neglecting you on the contrary I fear I shall become tiresome but you will excuse me when you know my motive is to give you pleasure. last Sunday I received a very affectionate letter from your Dear Mother date 22d ...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 9 Mar. 1819

I shou’d be very uneasy at yours Long silence if your Brother had not inform’d me yesterday that he recieved a few lines from you on the 22d of March dated he believed on the 11th I have not had a line from you since the 22d of Feby I wrote you on the 9th March and therefore am not in arears to...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 9 Mar. 1819

I thank you My Dear Nicholas for the proofs you give me of your remembrance, which to hearing you are well & doing well constitutes my greatest pleasure and happiness my anxiety that you shou’d make the very best use of the opportunities afforded you and that you will acquire habits of...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 19 June 1819

I have been disappointed every mail for the last two weeks not receiving a letter from you as I had calculated on receiving a letter from you every month and your last was dated 5th of May Your Brother received one since written some days days later I had flatterd my self that you had gone...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 July 1819

Altho I had detirmined to write to no one till I received replys to my letters, I can not resist the impulse of my heart to address my beloved Grand Son and to assure him of my affectionate solicitude for his health and happiness I am not uneasy at your long silence as I attribute it to your...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 15 Sept. 1819

Your last letter to me was dated 6th of august, if your Brother had not got a letter from you Since you returnd from your expedition I shoud be very wretched, indeed I am not altogether easey about you at present, tho our society here is numerous and...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 15 Sept. 1819

Your last letter to me was dated 6th of august, if your Brother had not got a letter from you Since you returnd from your expedition I shoud be very wretched, indeed I am not altogether easey about you at present, tho our society here is numerous and generally agreeable but notwithstanding my...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 2 Jan. 1820

I cannot resit the impulse of my heart to address you on the entrance of another year which I sincerely hope will be replete with happiness to you your Brother has gone to spend his vacation with Francis Epps 50 miles from here fortunately they had pleasant weather to travil ...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 30 Jan. 1820

I avail my self of the space left in your Brothers letter to acknowledge your favor of the 12th Jany, I left Mr Minors on the 23d. it had not begun to snow altho it threatend untill about noon just as the carriage arrived and Mr J Fry from Kentucky at whoes House your Father staid, on ( ...