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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...

Nicholas P. Trist to James Madison, 25 Jan. 1827

This mail conveys to you two copies of the enactments, which have been delayed so long. You will be surprised to learn that I have taken upon myself to send on the report without them: This went by last sunday’s mail. On meeting Genl Cocke early in the week of the sale, he immediately enquired...

Nicholas P. Trist to James Madison, 1 Feb. 1827

I have determined to send you also a No of the Westminster, containing another article on gymnastics which tends to convey an idea of the importance which the subject had, at that date, already acquired in England. In my note of yesterday evening, I forgot to mention, as it had been my intention...