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Mary J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 18 Mar. 1827

I am as much obliged to you for your letter dearest sister, as if you had written earlier or oftener, and as long as I continue to hear regular news of you through mama, though I cannot deny the pleasure it gives me to receive letters written in your own hand and addressed to myself, I will make...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 20 Mar. 1827

Four weeks have nearly elapsed since I received my dear Virginia’s letter which I meant to have answered sooner, but have had not a moment’s leisure. (as usual.) for my life is a very troublesome one & my time so frittered away in little occupations & interruptions that I have scarce a...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 22 Apr. 1827

I have been just a fortnight at this place my dear Sister, during which I have received one letter from Tufton but though the girls promised faithfully to forward all your letters and mama’s to me during my absence, it is now nearly four weeks since I have had a word of intelligence from you in...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 18 May 1827

I have found it absolutely impossible to write before this, dear sister, we have been so busy lately, to day we have come up to have the bedding sunned & house aired &c &, & I will try to accomplish getting a letter finished in the odd times while I am hear here, though I do not...

Mary J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 11 June 1827

your letter arrived my dear Sister just as I was preparing to spend this evening in writing to you and in addition to the pleasure of hearing from you again after so long a silence, ( & even mama has neglected us of late) I am rejoiced to have an opportunity of answering it immediately...

Mary J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 29 July 1827

it is so long since I have written to mama or yourself my dear Sister that I can scarcely recollect to which of you this letter is due, according to my rule of writing alternately to each of you, but I believe it was to mama that I addressed my last letter. we went up to Monticello Saturday week...

Thomas Mann Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist, 11 Mar. 1828

My circumstances & state of health being afflicted with that Gout, or Rheumatic affection of the stomach which attacked me in August 1826, and state of Mind so influenced by no very pleasing associations with Monticello during the last short interval of my residence there, almost constant...

Virginia J. Randolph Trist to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 19 Mar. 1828

Nothing but the determination to write regularly to the dear ones from whom I am separated, could surmount the obstacles that lie in the way of it my dearest sister, and already half of my week to write has slipped away without my having had it in my power to fill the accustomed sheet. to no one...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 2 May 1828

We arrived here at 6 o clock this morning My beloved Ellen after a most prosperous voyage of 18 hours. the swell round Judith’s point soon rendered the lady’s cabin, in which there were at least 20 ladies & 9 or ten children, a most uncomfortable residence, but My old friend ...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 6 May 1828

Your letter of the 2nd my dearest mother, was joyfully received and relieved me from a portion of those vague apprehensions which always attend me for some time after parting with those I love. I always feel as if there were some ill-defined danger hovering over my absent friends, & am ready...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 13 May 1828

It is long, dearest Virginia, since I have written to you, because I thought you heard regularly from Mama & Cornelia, & would therefore know all that was interesting to you to know concerning your friends here; but now I shall again make a regular correspondent, for, not for worlds,...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 28 May 1828

Your letter dearest mother, relieved me from some anxious thoughts which were beginning to take possession of my mind at not hearing of your arrival at Monticello. Col. Peyton mentioned in his letter to Joseph that you were not very well when you left Richmond, & my fears for your health were...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Virginia J. Randolph Trist, 24 June 1828

A letter which I received yesterday from Mary, dearest Virginia, gave me the first feeling of anxiety on the subject of Papa’s health. my impression has hitherto been that it was probably a case of dyspepsia (a complaint inherent in the Randolph constitution) & the idea of it’s being at all...

Martha Jefferson Randolph to George Wythe Randolph, 30 June 1828

I should have written to you again My dearest George although you have not answered My first hurried scrawl, but I was so closely confined during the last weeks of your poor father’s illness, that I hardly left his bed side for a moment. and since his death, I had not courage to be the first to...

Nicholas P. Trist to Joseph Coolidge, 30 June 1828

You must not consider the Sentiments on the Hartford conventn contained in last Saturday’s paper, as mine. On all these subjects, as I wd be sure to be overruled I let matters take their own course: and Dr Carr, tho’ a christian i.e. member of the church, and withal a very worthy man, is a real...

Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge: Personal Note, 13 July 1828

July 13. 1828 Looking at the date of my last “outpourings” I find them as far back as June 15. I have had abundant thoughts which it would have relieved me to communicate to these papers, at present my most confidential friends, but I have too little leisure for such communion. to day an ...