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Thomas Mann Randolph to John Gilmer and James Gilmer, 15 May 1804

Young Bradburn of Milton has applied to me as a Justice to issue peace warrants against you both. I have not done it but have satisfied him by a promise I would bind myself for his safety from the assaults of either of you as soon as I could obtain your consent, or upon your refusal would grant...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Peachy R. Gilmer, 13 Oct. 1804

With the keenest sorrow I communicate to you the following words from a letter of the Pres. of October 9th “The situation of his family is to be deplored indeed; and I am afraid they will expect what the public mind will not admitt.” Will you be kind enough to send me a list of H. B. Trists books...

Will of Hastings Marks, 16 Dec. 1805

I Hasting Marks of Louisa County do hereby make and declare This my last will and testament in manner following that is to say first it is my desire that all my just debts should be paid out of my estate. secondly, I give and bequeath all my estate both real and personal that remain after paying...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Peachy R. Gilmer, 17 Feb. 1806

Accept my most sincere thanks for the trouble you have taken in the business with Key. I return the paper signed. It gives two credits to J. & W. Key on their bond presented by you for me with exact dates & amounts and one unascertaind at the time as to either; meaning as much of James...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Elizabeth Trist, [ca. 1 Oct.–31 Dec. 1807]

This will be delivered to you My Dearest Friend by Mr. Robertson a young gentleman of uncommon merit and abilities. he is going to reside amongst you in a public capacity and where there is so much bad will be a comfort to your honest republican heart. I did not know untill late in the evening...

John Wayles Eppes to [Robert?] Smith, 9 Feb. 1808

Jno W Eppes with his respects forwards to Mr Smith the enclosed letter—Mr Thweatt the writer being nearly connected with me, I forbear to say any thing on his worth, or the weight which ought to be attatched to his opinions—On this subject I refer you to Colo: Goodwin & Mr Giles with whom he...

Will of Randolph Jefferson, 28 May 1808

I Randolph Jefferson of Buckingham county in virginia being in sound health, do make the following testamentary disposition of my estate.— I Give all the negroes which I shall own at the time of my death to be equally divided between my five sons Thomas, Robert Lewis, Field, Randolph & ...

Elizabeth Trist to Mary House Gilmer, 1 Sept. 1808

I have been with Mrs Monroe and Eliza ten days Harriet is with Mrs Divers unless she has is at Ridgway with Lucy as she meditated a visit there in a few days when I parted with her 12 days since, hearing that Lucy was at Farmington I summon’d up resolution to ride there on Horse back but...

Nicholas P. Trist to Elizabeth Trist, 11 Dec. 1808

I have been made extremely happy by receiving your kind letter. Brother and I go to school to Mr Debecour. and at eight O clock every morning we go to Mr Digraises to take our Danscing lessons. It was my Mothers intention to place us under the care of Parson Chase, who promised to take us for...

Elizabeth Trist to Mr. Kelly, 27 Mar. 1809

I may have acted improperly in the request I made to you Mr Randolph being the only person authorised to transact any business relating to my in this country and thro him the application shou’d have certainly...

Elizabeth Trist to Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, 3 Apr. 1809

I am really feeling some delicacy at what I am about to exact from you as I know it will be attended with some trouble to you but your kind offer to execute my little commissions imboldens me to put your freindship to the test once more to get me a plain high posted mahagony bedstead with railing...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Francis W. Gilmer, 11 June 1809

My delay to answer your two most acceptable favors hangs on my mind with a sensible weight, to remove which I am so desirous that I will not go in search of a larger or better piece of paper lest some occurence should deprive me of the moments leisure I now have, not disturbed by any embarassment...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 10 July 1809

I shou’d have embraced an earlier opportunity to make my acknowledgements for your kind favor by Jefferson Randolph but being on a visit to Mrs Monroe it did not reach me till the day before yesterday I beg you to accept my sincere thanks for your polite and friendly invitation and the unexpected...

Nicholas P. Trist to Elizabeth Trist, 25 Sept. 1809

I am very sorry to hear that you are so very sick, I am very glad of the idea of going to New Orleans, Brother gives his love to you and says he tries his best to write to you, I hope you will go to New Orleans with us. give my love to Aunt Harriot if you please, we are now at Aunt Christinas I...

Nicholas P. Trist to Elizabeth Trist, 5 Oct. 1809

Uncle Charles sets of tomorrow for Alexandria, Father and Mother have arrived at N. York, he was very well a week ago, but the gout has attacked him again it flies from his hand to the foot,—I hope Dear Grandmother you will forgive me for my neglect I hope Aunt Harriot will b...

Samuel Carr's Advertisement for a Runaway Slave, 4 Dec. 1809

notice. RAN AWAY from the subscriber, a negro man named POMPEY, about 5 feet 8 or 10 inches high, 18 or 20 years old, very black and straight—left the subscriber’s employment on Friday the 29th of September, 1809. It is probable he may attempt to pass for a f...

William Bentley to John Wayles Eppes, 23 Dec. 1809

The papers that I inclosed to you the last Winter Session of Congress, to be presented to Mr Jefferson to obtain his permission for the Commissioner who sold a Tract of Land, under a decree of The H. Court of Chancery, which belonged to the Estate of Wm Ronald Decd, and which was sold to satisfy...

Lucy Eppes Thweatt to Martha B. Eppes, 28 Dec. 1809

On my return last evening from Eppington I found my dear Sisters letter it gave me great pleasure as every proof of her affection will ever do, Sincerely do I regret my absence from home when it arrived, I fear you have experienced...

John Wayles Eppes to James Thruston Hubard, [ca. 1810]

our little boy is I hope much better though too un well still for Martha to leave him. This circumstance would have prevented her visiting you today & will deprive her of that pleasure tomorrow— We shall be very glad to see you & Mrs Hubard on any day when you can come over—accept for her...