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Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Barbour, 11 May 1821 [Quote]

I have no reciept for brewing, & I much doubt if the operations of malting & brewing could be succesfully performed from a reciept. if it could, Combrune’s book on the subject. would teach the best processes: and perhaps might guide to ultimate success with the sacrifice of 2. or 3....

Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist, 13 May 1821

Your last letter was dated the 28th of February, only that I console myself with the belief that your letters are detained (for it is a month since a northern mail has arrived at Donaldsonville) I would be truly unhappy as your general habits of attention secure you from a suspicion of negligence...

Edward Lowber to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 19 May 1821

Within the last 4 months I have taken the liberty of addressing several letters to you on the subject of the university, whether my letters ever reached you or what cause I cannot divine, but so it is I have never received or heard one word pro or con. I am my dear sir, in a very unpleasant &...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 25 May 1821

By the time you receive this my Beloved Grand son you will have got through your examination and I hope with honour, for nothing is so grateful to my heart as to hear your self and Brother extold for your for your good conduct and attention to your Studies, I receivd a letter from him dated the...

Hore Browse Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 25 May 1821

I have just received your letter & proceed forthwith to make a reply. If $50 would suffice, I might retain that sum or thereabouts, for I could conscientiously leave a small debt in consideration that there is no uncertainty, unless fortuitous, as to my receiving money to discharge it. What...

Andrew Smith to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 30 May 1821

I had this pleasure on the 1st Inst—The expected Supply of Roman Cement has arrived, and I now wait a good oppy of sending you up the five Barrels ordered by you on the 22d ulto, at the same time I shall forward you a printed direction by the Manufacturer for mixing and using the Cement— The...

Elizabeth Trist to Nicholas P. Trist, 7 June 1821

I did not, when I wrote my last letter expect to trouble you again till after I had the pleasure to embrace you, but not knowing how long you may be detain’d at the point before the examination is over and in expectation that Browse has left Phila’d tho the weather has been cool enough any where;...

Andrew Smith to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 13 June 1821

Mr Micow handed me yours of the 6th Inst—I hope the Cement has reached the place of its destination, and met your approbation— I sent by the Boat, printed directions, similar, I presume, to those forwarded you by Messrs Wm Dawson & Co of Baltimore, the Agents of the Inventors, and for whom I...

Arthur S. Brockenbrough to Alexander Garrett, 7 July 1821

Mr Antrim informs me he is out of hair and can’t get any without the money the plastering will be obliged to stop for the want of it, can you in any way raise as much as he may want for that purpose & let him have it, I will give you a draft for it on sight

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), [ca. 12–27 July 1821]

The more I reflect on the idea which struck me during our conversation, the greater becomes my conviction of the advantages which would accrue to both parties from its adoption.—I will agree to settle, this fall, either at Baton-rouge or on some other land, the selection of which I shall leave to...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), [ca. 12–27 July 1821]

The desire of inducing her to “give up her family” is one of the last things I deserved to be suspected of by Virginia, for I knew her well enough to be certain that she would not accede to such a proposal, and she ought to have known me well enough to be convinced that I could not make such a...

Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia Jefferson Randolph, 12 July 1821

The interview I yesterday requested, and for the refusal of which, Hope forbids me to assign any other reason than your maiden modesty, was for the purpose of making a declaration of a passion which, unless my eye is not what the eye generally is “the index of the soul” you must have often read...

Edward Lowber to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 14 July 1821

I am sorry to trouble you again on the subject of money; but my engagements leave me no other alternative. You will my dear sir, most particularly oblige me if you can possibly make me the remittance mentioned in your last favor. If the mo expected funds are not yet in possession, perhaps you...

Andrew Smith to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 17 July 1821

By the Henry Clay, just arrived from London, I have received 50 Casks of Roman Cemt from the Manufacturers in London, of very first quality, if you think any more will be wanted for the University, I shall be able to furnish you, if your order arrives shortly— By a letter from Norfolk I...

Edward Lowber to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 19 July 1821

your favor of the 6th inst. by Mr McAlister one of the Painters, was duly recd & to which I reply. I have repeatedly requested the young men to hand you an acct of the Painting & glazing; but why they have not done so is unaccountable. The amount of glazing can readily be ascertained, ...