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William Goodacre to Wirt Robinson, 13 Aug. 1826

I arrived here on Friday at 7 A.M. and am ready to proceed to the Natural Bridge tomorrow. We were last night awoke by a party of students with music who entered the house and called for drink it might have been 3 o’clock this morning (to wake a bull). They leisurely sat doubt down with their...

John H. Cocke to Ralph Randolph Gurley, 18 Aug. 1826

Some years ago Mr Jefferson mentioned to me, that the late Gallant & Philanthropic General Kosciuszko, had left a considerable sum of money in his hands, to be employed in purchasing Slaves, to be emancipated & educated in Virginia And expressed to me his desire, that I would undertake...

Arthur S. Brockenbrough to John H. Cocke, 20 Aug. 1826

I informed you some little time ago that my health required some relaxation from business and that for the improvement of it I wished to take a trip for a few days to Striblings Springs in augusta—I find at time this time I can go with greater convenience to the business of the institution than...

Ralph Randolph Gurley to John H. Cocke, 2 Sept. 1826

Your letter of the 18th ult, was received during my absence; but I believe has received a partial answer, from the acting president of our Board. Indeed, I am unable, myself, to make satisfactory reply to all your enquiries. The Kusciusko fund, is in the hands of Benjamin Lear esqr of this City ...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 7 Sept. 1826

Joseph intended to have written to you himself, my dear brother, but as he is too unwell he commissions me to do it in his place, and to give you both our thanks for the use of your carriage and the comfort it procured us. Titus drove, as he always does, admirably, & the horses performed the...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 14 Sept. 1826

I intended dear Virginia to write to you from Richmond, but had not one moment to do it in. I committed your gingham &c to Martha W. praying her to send them immediately. the packet contained besides the gingham (which you will be surprised to hear was the best I could get,) some cambric &...

Benjamin L. Lear to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 15 September 1826

In my absence from Washington there was forwarded to me a copy of a letter from General John H. Cocke to Mr R. R. Gurley on the Subject of a fund left by Genl Kosciuszko, in the hands of Mr Jefferson, for the Education of slaves.— This letter was forwarded to me because I am the administrator of...

Arthur S. Brockenbrough to Robley Dunglison, 1 Oct. 1826

A. S. Brockenbrough begs leave to inform Dr Dunglison that he should have no hesitation (provided the funds would justify it) in building all the professors that wish it a smoke house, without applying to the Visitors—as there is not funds to do so it will be impossible for A. S Brockenbrough to...

Joseph Coolidge to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 3 Oct. 1826

In compliance with the request contained in yours of Septr 9. I have presented yr. drft for $250. to Gen. Dearborn, and retain the amo.—to be paid to Mr Willard as he shall require it. Your directions respecting the mode of introducing light &c into the clock-room shall be attended to—:...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 12 Nov. 1826

I have been longing to write to you dearest sister, for some time; our only pleasure is in writing & recieving letters from Boston at present, but I have been so busy for some days past that I could not write. The day before yesterday a box was packed & despatched to you which when you...