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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...

Nicholas P. Trist to Joseph Coolidge, 4 July 1826

I’ve missed the last mail or two, from a desire to communicate something definitive, which some little fluctuations that have occurred rendered impossible. There is no longer any doubt. Unless one chance to a hundred thousand, or a Million, may be ground for doubt. He has been dying since...

Minutes of University of Virginia Board of Visitors, 2 Oct. 1826

At a meeting of the Visitors of the University of Virginia, held at the University on Monday, Oct. 2d 1826, at which were present James Madison, James Breckenridge, Joseph C. Cabell, John H. Cocke, Chapman Johnson, and James Monroe. The board being apprised of the death of Thomas Jefferson Rector...

Nicholas P. Trist to James Madison, [5] Oct. 1826

With a caution that my slowness and total inexperience in the duties of which the board of Visitors tender me the discharge, will probably call for a full measure of indulgence; and with the grateful feelings which the mark of confidence is calculated to inspire, I accept the opportunity...

Nicholas P. Trist to James Madison, 28 Oct. 1826

Your letter found me engaged with the papers relating to Mr Jefferson’s memoir. As I could not therefore immediately attend to it without pretermitting these; and as the time for communicating the report was distant enough to admit of a little delay, I contented myself with sending you word,...

Nicholas P. Trist to James Madison, 8 Jan. 1827

My indisposition was of short duration: Dr Dunglison’s prescription dispelling the fever & other unpleasant circumstances with which it was attended, in three or four days. So that on the thursday succeeding, the weather having moderated, I was enabled to go out. The printing, I am sorry to...