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Martha Jefferson Randolph to Elizabeth Trist, 12 Nov. 1811

I am truly obliged to you my Dear Friend for having written to me with out waiting for my answers in truth it is impossible for me to be regular in my correspondance with any one. I am at this moment writing in the room with 4 of the children chattering around me, and it is always the case more...

John Wayles Eppes to Unknown, [ca. 1812–1816]

I have the honour to transmit to you the enclosed letters—I have no personal acquaintance with the young gentleman in whose favour they are written. The gentlemen who have interested themselves for him are all men of reputation and worth. Mr Stephenson is Speaker of the Legislature of Virginia—Mr...

Maria Sabina Ross to Elizabeth Trist, 20 Jan. 1812

How often have I exclaimed, Why my friend this long silence, to suppose You had forsaken me was too injurious to Yourself and painful to me, Sometimes I would say, I judge her by myself for my dearest friend has become indifferent to me, but Your kind, and affectionate favor has awaked every...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 1 Feb. 1812

Your last favor My Dear friend was dated 13th October a long period to elapse without hearing from one who I never cease to think of with affection and respect, and in whoes happiness I feel the greatest interest If it was in my power not one trouble shou’d assail you, the current shou’d flow on...

Mary Trist Jones (Tournillon) to Catharine Wistar Bache, 25 June 1812

In my last letter I promised to give you an account of my affairs on the return of my Mother, but Alas, my health, which was then flattering, has prevented me, I have had a severe attack of my breast, which obliged me to submit to the opinion of my physician who had earnestly recommended bleeding...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 3 May 1812

I take the earliest opportunity to acknowledge the receipt of your Welcome favor which was to have been forwarded by Harmer he has beheaved most shockingly to be sure, and when I see him I shall give him a good scolding I wrote to Mrs Thompson for some little things that I wanted or shou’d want...

Caroline House to Elizabeth Trist, 12 May 1812

Except my thanks dearest Aunt for your obliging favour, believe me to hear from you is one of the greatest pleasures I enjoy. I often peruse your letters with sentiments of affection mingled with respectful sympathy for your sorrows and admiration at your fortitude they likewise leave a sadness...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Peachy R. Gilmer, 30 May 1812

Your second favor of May 2d has just reached me. I received the first sometime in March and when I went next to Richmond communicated the contents to Mrs David Meade Randolph who as might be expected was greatly pleased and promised to have copies of the title papers ready against I came down...

Caroline House to Elizabeth Trist, 2 Aug. 1812

The day I sent my last letter to the office my dearest Aunt Uncle Isaac arrived accompanied by Mrs Course Cousin Charles and Elizabeth their second Daugter they remained with us three weeks Uncle’s health was considerable improved when he departed but am sorry to say not restored, Doct Watkins...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 28 Sept. 1812

How truly welcome wou’d have been your kind favor of Augst 18th if it had not intimated your want of health your long silence induced me to think all was not as I wish’d with you, or that you had left the city on some excursion, that Idea, prevented my writing to appease my anxiety tho I felt...

Harriet Hackley to Catharine Wistar Bache, 25 Nov. 1812

I have waited a long time in vain for an answer my dear Mrs Bache to my last letter, I will not think you have forgotten me, as the idea would be productive of real unhappiness but will account for it in some other way: I live so retir’d a life & have in the general way so little to...

Caroline House to Elizabeth Trist, 25 Jan. 1813

With pleasure my dear Aunt do I take up my pen to acknowledge your favour dated 6th December and assure you of my unfeigned thanks for the agreeable intelligence it conveyed spending your time to your satisfaction must be truly pleasing to a mind formed to enjoy congenial society such as you...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 1 Feb. 1813

It is a long time My ever dear friend since I have had the satisfaction of hearing from you; hope indisposition has not caused your long silence not a day passes without thinking of you and shou’d write to you more frequently, but the fear of being too obtrusive deters me, I want to hear if this...

John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes, 9 Feb. 1813

I met Mr Norvel on Friday last who told me that your cousin Wayles and yourself were well and had written but that he had forgotten your letters and left them on his table at home. I have not heard from your grand papa since you left us. Robert Bolling is still at home—His Father means to try and...

Harriet Hackley to Catharine Wistar Bache, 17 Feb. 1812

Since the receipt of your kind letter my dear friend I have been very ill, which must plead my excuse for having so long delay’d to answer it. my health is now restored, or nearly so, & with pleasure I hasten to thank you for your prompt attention to my wishes—Poor Don Felix! I am truly sorry...

Marie Trist Jones (Tournillon) to Nicholas P. Trist, 4 Mar. 1813

The last mail did not bring me a letter from you my darling Nicholas—I suppose you wrote to your grandmother Trist, who has the tenderest affection for you and you are the dearest object she has in this world, I feel confident you will never neglect giving every proof in your power of that...

Isaac A. Coles to Thomas Mann Randolph, 4 Apr. 1813

Lieut Peyton has been ordered to recruit at Charlottesville, & I avail myself of the Opportunity of introducing him to your Acquaintance, as one of the more promising young officers of your Regiment— I have to day sent off a company to join Lt Col: Preston’s Detachment, which with the two...

Elizabeth Trist to Sarah Maria Thompson, 10 Apr. 1813

A thousand thanks, My Dr Girl, for your kind letter of the 6th Feby, which I shou’d have acknowledged sooner had I not written to your Mother so recently. I shou’d have enjoy’d your sprightly strain if it had not been attended with an account of your want of health, a circumstance that really...

Mary Trist Jones (Tournillon) to Nicholas P. Trist, 29 Apr. 1813

I am vexed and disappointed my beloved child at the departure of Farlan without my knowledge I took the trouble of sending three times to the river to desire he would not go without or trunk which I had prepared for you, containing two pair of pantaloons, a jacket, a latin Dictionary and grammar...