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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...

Ann C. Randolph Bankhead to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 2 Feb. 1810

I am very sorry My Dear Mama That Jefferson has given you so bad an account of Mary & one that she does not deserve at all. it is true she was not as good then as she was before & has been since but I attributed it to their teasing her so much you know what a tease...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell, 23 Mar. 1810

Your letter of yesterday making known your willingness to present yourself as a Candidate for the Senate immediately gives me great satisfaction. I am in the first place gratified in a public matter of very great importance; for most certainly I should without hezitation if the election rested on...

Samuel House to Elizabeth Trist, 6 Apr. 1810

After a long silence for which I am ashamed, I have to Apologize to you for such neglectful behaviour, I again went down to enquire after the health and happiness of my Dear Aunt, as such an opportunity offers which I readily embrace, & hope you will forget past negligence, If I promise,...

Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache, 29 May 1810

as I am satisfied of the kind and friendly interest you take in my family am induced to communicate all that comes from them, tho at present I write with difficulty as I have a poultis on my thumb in consiquence of a gathering which is attended with some pain but I am in hopes that it will soon...