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Martha Jefferson Randolph to Elizabeth Trist, 31 May 1815

I believe it is better My Dear Mrs. Trist to let you take my apologies for granted, than to engross a page of the few letters I do write with so uninteresting a subject; and really I could say nothing that ought to excuse a silence of two years. I have been sincerely...

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Elizabeth Trist, 3 Mar. 1816

We moved here last month to the plantation which Mr Tournillon purchased, it is six miles from the River and thought to be a healthy situation, he is to give $30,000 payable in ten years for 1,000 acres of land and eight Negro Men, there is a Saw Mill on it which yeilded $4000 annually to the...

Maria Sabina Ross to Elizabeth Trist, 4 July 1816

I arrived here on 28th of June left N. Oreals 26th of May, after a long and disagreeable passage. Yes my friend in addition to the horrors of A Sea Voyage—My Mind was in a State of hope—and fear. My poor George, wrote for me to come on—but Alas! he had gone to his long and everlasting home three...

Hore Browse Trist to Elizabeth Trist, 28 Aug. 1816

We arrived here about two weeks ago, though we were not away as you would have concluded from the effects of the disease, as the town is not more unhealthy than usual. I Suppose in the northward the plague is thought to be raging in New Orleans, as the Americans have a natural dread of the...