A Guide to the Papers of the Randolph Family of Edgehill and Wilson Cary Nicholas, Edgehill-Randolph Papers 5533

A Guide to the Papers of the Randolph Family of Edgehill and Wilson Cary Nicholas,

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Collection Number
5533
Title
Papers of the Randolph Family of Edgehill and Wilson Cary Nicholas
Physical Characteristics
The collection consists of ca. 787 items
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Language
English

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Preferred Citation

Papers of the Randolph Family of Edgehill and Wilson Cary Nicholas, #5533, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was originally loaned to the University of Virginia Library Special Collections Department by Mrs. Page Kirk, Miss Olivia Taylor, and Miss Margaret Taylor, "Lochlyn," Charlottesville, Virginia, on January 29, 1957. Shares held by the Misses Margaret and Olivia Taylor were bequeathed to Special Collections on March 25, 1986. The share held by Mrs. Kirk's daughter, Mrs. Mary Mann Moyer, was given to Special Collections on January 5, 1987.


Biographical Information

Wilson Cary Nicholas (January 31, 1761-October 10, 1820) was an American politician who served in the U.S. Senate from 1799 to 1804 and was the Governor of Virginia 1814 to 1816. Nicholas was born in Williamsburg, Virginia where he attended the College of William and Mary. According to Nicholas's entry in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, he served in the American Revolutionary War as commander of George Washington's Life Guard until the unit disbanded in 1783. This appears to be an error: his entry in American National Biography states that "he commanded Virginia volunteer units from the fall of 1780 until the following fall, but there is no evidence that he was actually involved in battlefield action." He married Margaret Smith of Baltimore, Maryland, and settled at "Warren" in Albemarle County where he became a member of the Virginia House of Delegates 1784-1789 and a delegate to the ratifying convention of 1788 which approved the Federal Constitution.

Robert Carter Nicholas (1728-1780) was the nephew of Wilson Cary Nicholas and the son of Dr. George Nicholas and Elizabeth Carter Burwell Nicholas (widow of Nathaniel Burwell) of Williamsburg, Virginia. His father migrated to Virginia; his mother was the daughter of wealthy Virginia landowner, Robert "King" Carter of Corotoman. Born January 28, 1728/9, both parents were dead by 1734. He studied law at the College of William and Mary and practiced in the general court under the royal government. He served in the House of Burgesses, 1755-61 as the representative from York County, and from 1766-1775 as the representative of James City County, and was Treasurer for the colony of Virginia, 1766-1775. He was a member of the Virginia General Assembly from 1776 to 1778 and in 1779 was appointed to the high court of chancery. Nicholas married Anne Cary, daughter of Wilson Cary of Warwick County in 1751 and the couple had four daughters and six sons.

(Robert Carter Nicholas, Sr.. (2009, September 8) In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 13:10, October 15, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php? title=Robert_Carter_Nicholas,_Sr.&oldid=312497296

George Nicholas, born in Williamsburg about 1754, was the son of Robert Carter Nicholas, treasurer of Virginia from 1766 to 1776, and a great grandson of Robert "King" Carter. He attended the College of William and Mary and became a noted attorney. Nicholas was a lieutenant colonel in the Continental army but spent much of his time in Baltimore and did not participate in any significant engagements. During service in the House of Delegates in 1778-1779, 1781-1782, 1783, and from 1786 to 1788, the last three terms representing Albemarle County, Nicholas became friendly with James Madison. Elected to the Virginia Ratification Convention of 1788, Nicholas followed Madison's lead and spoke in favor of ratification of the proposed new Constitution. Soon after the convention, he moved west to Kentucky, where he had a distinguished career as an attorney, as a leading member of the Kentucky Constitutional Convention of 1792, and as the first attorney general of the state and professor of law at Transylvania University. Nicholas wrote important letters on western affairs to Madison and to Thomas Jefferson, which George Washington also read, and tried to convince the federal government to increase its military presence in the West to protect settlers from Indian incursions and to secure westerners' access to the Mississippi River. George Nicholas died in Lexington, Kentucky, on July 25, 1799. (Library of Virginia website: http://www.virginiamemory.com/online_classroom/shaping_the_constitution/people/george_nicholas

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the papers of the Randolph Family of Edgehill, (commonly called the Edgehill-Randolph Papers) and the Wilson Cary Nicholas papers, ca. 787 items (6 Hollinger boxes, 2.5 linear shelf feet), ca. 1765-1869, n.d. All items pertaining to Thomas Jefferson have been transferred to the Thomas Jefferson Papers and are described in the online Calendar of the Jefferson Papers of the University of Virginia: Multiple numbers. A search for "5533" should find all the Jefferson items formerly in this collection, almost 400 items.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged in three series:

Series: I) Wilson Cary Nicholas Papers, Subseries A: Correspondence (Boxes 1-3); Subseries B: Financial, Legal, and Miscellaneous Papers (Boxes 3-4); and Subseries C: Militia Papers (Box 4); Series: II) Randolph Family Papers (Boxes 5-6) and Series: III) Drawings, Surveys, etc. (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box).


Contents List

Series I: Wilson Cary Nicholas Papers
  • Subseries A: Correspondence
    • Box-folder 1:1
      1769 July 08 John Norton [and Sons, Merchants of London], to Robert C. Nicholas, Treasurer for the colony of Virginia, 1766-1775, discusses the progress of Nicholas's various business and shipping endeavors. The post script touches on Nicholas's petition, regarding the repealing of taxes, to the King and the Ministry.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:2
      1769 July 28 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, replies to Nicholas's offer to Norton of a shipment of tobacco. Also expresses Norton's sympathies in regard to taxation laws, which he believes that both the King and Parliament will work to revoke.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:3
      1769 August 18 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, apologizes for signing an address in support of the King and against those who believe in the Bill of Rights. Also thanks Nicholas for printing a cursory letter discussing merchant trade in Virginia.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:4
      1770 January 03 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, acknowledges the letters that he has received and discusses the remittance of thirteen bills of Nicholas amounting to £2439.56, in past debts.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:5
      1770 January 24 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, confirms the transfer of money for 13 bills as described in Norton's last letter. Includes a receipt from John Hunter for 100 pounds due for an annuity.
      1 page and a receipt
    • Box-folder 1:6
      1770 March 30 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, discusses the management of debts and other business. Refers to a proposal for use of copper coinage and notes that no further volumes are supposed to come out of Dr. Blackstone's commentaries and that he is now a judge.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:7
      1770 April 21 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, deals with various accounts and bills for Nicholas who is shipping goods. Expresses sympathy with the colonies and explains that he had lived in Virginia in the past.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:8
      1770 July 12 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, discusses business and finance and includes his tobacco account, 1 page (tobacco account moved to the OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
    • Box-folder 1:9
      1770 July 28 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, discusses drafts with Colonel Corbin for £591.12 and other business matters.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:10
      1770 August 25 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, acknowledges the process of two orders—one in regard to Portsmith and the other to Sarah Pitt for £260 and asks in future if he would indicate on each bill from which account it is to be paid, whether private or Treasury.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:11
      1770 December 01 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, requests payment for the shipping of garden seed (£8.2) Mentions the general belief that there will be a war with Spain. Includes an invoice and a bill of landing, 1 page, bill of landing and invoice slip
    • Box-folder 1:12
      1771 February 13 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, discusses Nicholas's continued business ventures; Refers to some British financial issue concerning Colonel Tucker and Mr. Hunter; Norton is having a new ship Virginia built at Ipswich; Explains that the possibility of war with Spain is diminishing yet he still hesitates to plan trips.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:13
      1771 May 04 James Buchanan to Robert C. Nicholas, apologizes for his misplaced faith in Messrs. Dunmoor and for the delay in the transfer of the goods.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:14
      1771 May 29 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, refers to a previous letter from Nicholas that indicates that Norton has been acting as a financial agent for Virginia which no longer requires his aid. Norton suggests that for their occasional needs that they should use Mr. Montague.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:15
      1771 July 18 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, discusses business and the accounts concerning the poor cotton and tobacco crops.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:16
      1771 August 31 John Norton to [Robert C. Nicholas], has had a conference with Mr. Pownall concerning copper coinage which they feel should be at the Sterling rate, namely 46 half pence to the Avoirdupois pound, instead of 52 Irish currency, probably the Virginia halfpenny. Inquires after one J.N. who was ordered to leave Virginia for health reasons. Post script mentions that Mrs. Horrocks was suffering from a mild case of smallpox.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:17
      1771 September 07 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, discusses the shipping routes of various captains involved with various aspects of his business affairs. Assures him that Mrs. Horrocks is recovering fully from the smallpox.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:18
      1772 April 30 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, follows-up on business and private letters from March 31.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:19
      1772 May 15 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, states that there are two bills amounting to £ 151.18 enclosed; these bills are missing.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:20
      1772 July 09 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, discusses Nicholas's proposal to introduce copper coins and Lord Hillsborough's appreciation of the proposal and promise to speak with the King and Mr. [Charles Sloane] Cadogan, Master of the Mint. Discusses plans regarding the purchase of marble for a statue honoring Lord Botetourt (erected in Williamsburg in 1773) and the purchase of a clock for the new courthouse in Williamsburg, which will cost more than he has sent for the purchase. Advises Nicholas to discharge his bills and loans in London because of the financial crisis resulting from frequent bankruptcies among bankers and traders, not only in London, but also Edinburgh and Glasgow, partly caused by their tendency to gamble in Exchange Alley and partly by immense quantities of circulating paper, for which there is no real property.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:21
      1772 August 08 John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas, provides additional news about the financial crisis in Great Britain, discusses payments made to Mr. Earnshaw, Duke of Beaufort, Colonel Corbin, Colonel Richard Randolph, and Robert Miller, mentions the work on the Botetourt statue, and informs him that Lord Hillsborough has gone out of office without completing the work for the copper coinage for Virginia, over his disgust concerning the desire for a new colony on the Mississippi. Also informs that Richard Oswald plans to lend money to Nicholas without interest.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:22
      1783 November 24 A. Nicholas to John Richardson, discusses the conditions and requirements for hiring out his Negroes, expecting either a portion of the crop or the supply of their clothing and good food to the slaves and payment of the taxes levied upon them; he also discusses possible livestock deals.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:23
      [ca. 1783] James Monroe to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses his plans to travel to the 'western country' and congratulates Wilson on his upcoming wedding; he also shares his plans of purchasing a tract of between six and ten thousand acres near Charlottesville, photocopy of 2 pages transferred to the vault, James Monroe papers
    • Box-folder 1:24
      1784 June 07 Richard Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas, asks his support for his claim for the loss of a shipment of flour for £466.18, which had been sent to Suffolk but stopped at Sandy Point by order of the Committee of Safety in 1776; Patrick Henry had told the House of Delegates to reject his claim because of the supposed poor quality of the flour, assuming it was like that of Colonel Sims who was refused at Williamsburg, but he offers the testimony of Committeemen Colonel Diggs and Tabb who had actually examined what he had sent.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:25
      1788 March 08 George Nicholas to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], gives brief news on the health of the receiver's wife and daughter and mentions a debt of his father's involving [John] Jacquelin Ambler.
      1 pp.
    • 1:26
      1789 May 08 George Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, contains observations on his land in Kentucky, Mercer, Fayette, part of Lincoln, and the road from Limestone to Lexington. He has good prospects for crops of corn, tobacco, flax, and hemp and notes that "parties run high here. I absolutely refuse to have anything to do with politics," but is trying to put in motion something for the encouragement of home manufacturing. Urges his brother to purchase land but not to buy any until he has come and seen the country. George Nicholas's findings on his travels to several cities.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:27
      1789 September 29 James Buchanan to Wilson Cary Nicholas, apologizes for missing Wilson and his wife before they leave the following morning.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:28
      1789 November 07 Samuel Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses financial matters and the price of wheat and expresses regret over missing an appointment.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:29
      1789 November 24 George Nicholas to [Wilson Cary Nicholas ?], declares he will not accept the appointment from the President if it is an obstacle to anything he can make a profit from and will not accept a public office without a salary.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:30
      1789 December 03 Samuel and John Smith to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], discusses the price of wheat and the government's need for it.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:31
      1790 Mar 24 Edm[und] Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas?], discusses Randolph's concern with his current situation and past ill- successes. Despite these problems, he will stay one to two more years but asks the receiver to sell his Charlotte lands above White's Road. Provides information of his wife's critical situation, suspecting the loss of a fetus.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:32
      1791 March 06 Edm[und] Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas, has heard from [Littleton Waller] Tazewell and his destination is for the springs via Charlottesville, discusses political developments that are getting discussed more time in newspapers. Suggests that important changes to the constitution—extending its powers—are being discussed. Because of the sensitive nature of the material, Randolph suggests that Nicholas may learn more from Colonel Monroe who is carrying the letter.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:33
      1791 August 29 Sam[uel] [Dyer] to Wilson Cary Nicholas, requests payment of the £29 owed him by Nicholas, if possible, when he travels to Richmond.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:34
      1791 August 29 David Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas, heading to the Prince Edward [County?] district court, discusses the terms of the payment of debt owed him and pledges the continuation of their friendship.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:35
      1791 September 07 Sam[uel] [Dyer?] to Wilson Cary Nicholas, expresses concern about testifying on his behalf in court in the dispute of Nicholas against his neighbor and hopes that can be avoided; he may not be able to attend the next District Court session at all because he will be in Richmond.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:36
      1791 December 11 Edward Carter to Wilson [C. Nicholas?], short note promises his man Will to deliver two letters and twenty [guineas] for Mr. Cam[p]bell, the lawyer with whom Carter's son lives and asks for a sample of his flour.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:37
      1792 February 01 George Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses a settlement with John Jacquelin Ambler and other business transactions and the acquisition of lands.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:38
      1793 September 27 Carter Page to Wilson Cary Nicholas, expresses Page's acceptance of a request of Nicholas's because of the "high opinion that I have of your integrity…tho I don't know how I can justify it to Mr. Cary's Estate, for which I act,"
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:39
      1793 November 30 Jacob Kinney to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the surveying of land in Montgomery County which has now became part of Wythe County, since Montgomery County was divided recently. Although the letter indicates that papers concerning this land were enclosed, these papers are not present. Gives Nicholas the ability to purchase land for him.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:40
      1793 December 07 Edm[und] Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the hesitancies of banks and other financial offices to do much business after a "malignant fever" went through the town. Randolph, however, agrees to help Nicholas in his business endeavors which include a shipment of coal to Manchester and a promise to ship a stock of rods [for nails?] from Germantown if he approves.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:41
      1794 June 05 John Guerrant, Brigadier General, to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the sending of three copies of Militia Orders, on executive direction, he orders him to reclaim "such of the books containing the system of discipline published by Baron Steuben and adopted by Congress in their resolution of the 29th of March 1779 as have been distributed among the former militia officers in your regiment" as well as those still serving and return them to him so they may be standardized according to the 22nd Section of the militia law due to the threat to the country; he also states "The deranged state of the militia of Albemarle and Amherst, inconsequence of the delay in the recommendations of the off[icers?] 'till so late a period, had induced me to defer the regimental meetings of the commissioned officers for the purpose of being trained by the Brigade Inspector"
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:42
      1794 August 23 John Guerrant, Brigadier General, to Wilson Cary Nicholas, sets the date of October 13th and 14th for the upcoming regimental meeting of the officers of the 47th Regiment for training and instruction by the Brigade Inspector and October 15th for a regimental muster.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:43
      1794 September 05 John Guerrant, Brigadier General, to Wilson Cary Nicholas, encloses orders for the brigade (not present) stressing the need to complete their second detachment as soon as possible, informs him that the rendezvous point is to be Winchester, and describes the way he arrived at the different quotas for each regiment.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:44
      1794 September 06 John Richard, Jr. to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses a proposed purchase of 200,000 acres and then 400,000 acres. Asks Wilson to come to Richmond in the next ten days in order to sign the warrants and titles for the land.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:45
      1794 September 06 George Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, cannot take the deposition of [James?] Breckinridge when Nicholas had planned due to the distance between Albemarle and Kentucky and discusses his concern over the seeming indifference of the government to the need for navigation and trade improvements on the frontier.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:46
      1794 September 10 John Guerrant to Wilson Cary Nicholas, asks about his progress in completing his quota for the second detachment required from the third brigade as ordered by Major General Clarke and asks if he has any riflemen in the quota to have them bring their rifles or secure some.
      1 page)
    • Box-folder 1:47
      1794 September 11 James Breckinridge to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the purchase of 500,000 acres of land from John Preston, "Smithfield," Montgomery County, Virginia, for £900. This agreement would be finalized in Richmond on September 9, 1797.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:48
      1794 November 13 John Guerrant to Wilson Cary Nicholas, directs him to carry out the governor's orders concerning delinquencies in his regiment.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:49
      1794 December 24 John Guerrant to Wilson Cary Nicholas, indicates that Nicholas should give the enclosed lieutenant certificates to the most deserving officers.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:50
      1795 March 10 George Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, mentions an advantageous partnership concerning an iron works and discusses a small debt of £26.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:51
      1796 August 28 [Sarah Champe?] Carter, "Blenheim," to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], asks if the advice he has received about her daughter's fortunes is favorable, as she wishes the suit to begin as soon as possible since their brothers will never agree to let them have the interest of their fortunes until the suit is settled.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:52
      1797 August 29 George Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, Virginia, discusses the selling of George Nicholas's farm for £5000 and other business matters.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:53
      1797 October 19 John Lewis to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], wants to know how soon he can pay a bond held by his father's estate as he needs the money for a land purchase.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:54
      1798 December 11 John Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses relations between the United States and France, the anger of the state of Massachusetts which was very upset at the expenses of the government and the taxes which they had paid, the activities of [Dr. George?] Logan, a Philadelphia Quaker, a doctor, and a Republican who traveled unofficially to France to settle the differences between the French Directory and the United States government, and the need for good public agents in France. At the end, he mentions that the price of tobacco has increased to ten dollars.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:55
      1798 Wilson Cary Nicholas to J[ohn?] Marshall, who in 1798 served as one of three U.S. ministers to France under John Adams, draft, expresses his admiration for Marshall in spite of their difference of political opinion, agrees that there is sufficient reason to go to war with France, but is afraid that commerce will be adversely affected by it, tries to correct misconceptions about his own viewpoint, and congratulates him upon his return home.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:56
      1799 February 08 Ben Johnson to Colonel [Wilson C.] Nicholas, inquires briefly about payment of seven hundred dollars due today.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:57
      1799 July 17 Sam Coleman to Wilson Cary Nicholas, encloses and re- emphasizes an earlier letter, July 10, 1798, requiring Nicholas to appoint an inspector for his regiment's arms and to report on the condition of those arms, two letters.
      1 page each
    • Box-folder 1:58
      1799 August 26 Edmund Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses previous correspondence; the death of Wilson Cary Nicholas' brother, George Nicholas [on July 25, 1799] in Kentucky, and its effect upon his family; and debts due to Wilson Cary Nicholas, including: 1. money paid to Fairfax's executors, 2. a bond due to Meriwether Smith, 3. The assignment from the securities of Colonel G[eorge?] N[icholas?], and 4. Various other claims Randolph outlines his opinions on these debts and how they should be paid. He mentions that he will give Nicholas the notice by Saturday morning and will meet him at the Goochland Courthouse on Sunday.
      5 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:59
      1799 September 11 Samuel Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses a deal to alleviate a debt through another loan. Part of the loan needed is for £30000 that George Nicholas owed on his death. Original proposal is quoted from a letter from July 5, 1799, and these two pages of quoted material suggests that a loan of £9000 cannot be made but one of £6000 can be. The second part suggests that he cannot supply the loan until Nicholas gets his other business ventures together.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:60
      1799 October 08 Wilson Cary Nicholas to General [Samuel] Smith, discusses the proposed loan from Smith to repay debts that George Nicholas left. Goes into detail about how he plans on paying the loan off. Thanks Smith for a promise of $6000.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:61
      [1799] November 12 Wilson Cary Nicholas to Samuel Smith, left Kentucky on the 10th accompanied by his niece Maria due to her inappropriate attachment to Norborne Nelson, discusses the inheritance and property left by George Nicholas, especially that portion left to his wife Polly as her dower. Nicholas believes she ought not to relinquish her dower for any reason because one of his brother's debts, 2,115 pounds, was demanded immediately upon his death, but her dower could not be touched to satisfy this. Talks about the various property and potential value of George's holdings, including his slaves, interest in the Barbour Iron Works, and his land upon Eagle Creek, including a valuable salt lick; how debts will be paid off, and where money for his survivors will come from. Brings up John G. Owings, a partner in the iron works, and whether or not he will be able to buy out George Nicholas' share.
      5 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:62
      1800 January 11 Edm[und] Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses Mr. [George?] Wythe's reactions to and opinions concerning Nicholas' list of ten exceptions the lawsuit of Macon v. Ambler.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:63
      1800 January 16 Wilson Cary Nicholas to [G. Fisher], discusses Nicholas's frustration with the prolonged issues and the continuing developments in regard to the execution of George Nicholas's debts and the acquisition of a loan.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:64
      1800 January 20 Joseph H. Davies to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the payment of interest and debts. Provides news from home and congratulates Nicholas on his election to Congress.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:65
      1800 February 06 Wilson Cary Nicholas to [?], Draft concerning debts in relation to George Nicholas and the payment of those debts. He has already paid £4000 in Virginia money and has $10,000 in the bank. The letter is incomplete.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:66
      1800 March 21 John Reed to Morrison and Davies, accepts Wilson Cary Nicholas's plan to pay him for the debt that George Nicholas left upon his death.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:67
      1800 March 26 James Morrison to Samuel Smith, discusses Reed to whom Nicholas and Smith owe $1000 and interest. Also, they have two other bonds out—one for £ 115 and the other for £2000.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:68
      1800 March 29 Joseph H Davies to Wilson Cary Nicholas, contains a proposal of the payment for George Nicholas's debts. Wilson Nicholas will pay $1,000 within five years and will also pay yearly interest.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:69
      1800 March 30 James Morrison to General Samuel Smith, encourages Smith and Wilson Nicholas to take immediate action on Reed's proposal for the debt settlement.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:70
      1800 April 05 William Green to General Samuel Smith, Green writes to say he will draw up the contract between Reed, Smith, and Wilson Nicholas upon receiving bonds from Nicholas and Smith.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:71
      1800 May 20 Joseph H. Davies to Wilson Cary Nicholas, continues the discussion of the loan and agreement to settle George Nicholas's debt to Reed. This letter agrees to the proposals but needs to be finalized by all parties.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:72
      1800 July 10 [J. Morrison?] to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the transfer of funds in the bank.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:73
      1800 August 04 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas and General Samuel Smith, Samuel Smith to James Morrison on the bottom (1800 August 29) Morrison writes to say that he has withdrawn the money to pay the debt. Smith acknowledges this letter.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:74
      1800 August 07 Samuel Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the legislative branches and their likely motives in voting and how that will affect the government: "they will call together to present legislature to measure the laws. The Senate a dead force will carry against the republican votes in the House—he is wrong, I believe, in his conjecture there's one Election annually, they will not freely resigne their own Situation to forward that of the president,"
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:75
      1800 August James Monroe to Wilson Cary Nicholas, printed letter explaining that one thousand arms have been sent to the 47th regiment.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:76
      1800 October 12 Samuel Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses repaying bills and debts which are not binding without the words "value receiverae." Also discusses the establishment of local elected officials.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:77
      1801 January 19 Colonel T. Blackbourne to Levin Powell, discusses a present dilemma in the choice of a president between Jefferson and Burr who are tied but whose election will be decided in February by the House of Representatives. Warns of danger of civil war and disagrees with both Jefferson and Burr's views and politics. Jefferson, Blackbourne believes, has best abilities, but "he may by his fine spun theories break the thread of our government and make us a poor—divided—contemptible and dependent people." Jefferson's commercial view would commit the trade of our country to foreign nations. "Pray what has been done in Mr. Nicholas' Resolutions for a regular system of choosing [the] president and Vice President? Are there any, and what objections to it? [Levin Powell (1737-1810) was the US Representative of Virginia; Blackbourne (1740-1807 was a revolutionary war patriot.] .
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:78
      1801 April 06 James Monroe to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], Monroe apologizes for replying so late and then says that he hopes that he will be able to provide the requested money but is not sure where he would be able to find the funds to do so, transferred to Vault, James Monroe papers.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:79
      1801 September 11 R. Smith to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], indicates that the first bill for $3000 became due on September 11 and that he has taken an extension on it for a period of 60 days, so Nicholas need not worry about it. Also informs Nicholas of the death of Smith's son, Robert.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:80
      1801 September 29 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, expresses Morrison's displeasure and anger in Nicholas who apparently asked questions about Morrison's character while in Washington. Morrison launches into an extended defense of himself and his previous actions.
      7 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:81
      1801 December 28 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses Morrison's intention to travel to Washington to meet with the Secretary of Treasury, to ascertain whether he could be paid for previous financial service to the country, to clear his name, and to improve his health. He continues to express his pleasure in the change to a popular administration and how this new administration will be much better for the country. He concludes by providing Nicholas with news about his family.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:82
      1802 January 25 James Madison to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], Fragment, torn half page, Seems to discuss a bank, transferred to Vault, James Madison papers
    • Box-folder 1:83
      1802 February 15 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas and Samuel Smith, discusses the issues continuing to surround the estate of George Nicholas's and his debts. Speaks at some length about the need to prolong the processing of these debts, (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
      4 pages,
    • Box-folder 1:84
      1802 February 16 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses George Nicholas's family who lives in Kentucky, urging Wilson Nicholas to move to that state in order to care for and to provide for his sister-in-law and his brother's children. Mentions his application to Congress for compensation for extra duty. Also encourages Wilson Nicholas to speak with General Smith about his contract with Mr. Williamson.
    • Box-folder 1:85
      1802 July 20 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the duty owed to Williamson of £2000 and the need to act on the deal within the next three months, preferably within the next four to six months so that more debt is not accrued and so that George Nicholas's children can be self-sufficient.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:86
      1803 February 06 Bishop James Madison to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], acknowledges the receipt of $100 for Robert, a student at William and Mary and [son of Nicholas?]. Discusses the conduct and possible placement of Robert with the new tutor for modern languages, geography, and civil history.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:87
      1803 March 10 S[amuel] Smith to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], answer from Wilson Cary Nicholas on bottom. Smith acknowledges Nicholas's request for $5438.26 to Davidson Williamson.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:88
      1803 March 28 R[ober]t Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses some political issues especially those relating to the 'western country,' including the type of Federalism there. Also questions Nicholas on the state of Pennsylvania. Speculates on the longevity of certain political careers.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:89
      1803 April 10 John Taylor of Caroline to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses judgments made concerning a debt. Also indicates that after this present business, Taylor will no longer engage in financial trade and negotiation with Nicholas.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:90
      1803 June 10 Peyton Randolph to [W. C. Nicholas?], declines an offer to collect money in Goochland county because Randolph does not live there. Instead suggests that Charles Bates would be a better candidate and informs Nicholas that he has already instructed Bates in how to proceed.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:91
      1803 October 02 L.H. Lean to S[amuel] Smith, discusses the treatment of a young woman who seems to have not been improving despite a series of medicine and a regimen to help her. Lean suggests that Smith should consult other sources including Colonel Nicholas and that he should pay Nicholas $100.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:92
      1804 March 15 M.B.N. [Mary B. Nicholas] to 'Pappa' [Wilson Cary Nicholas], expresses her inability to commit to a union with 'Mr. H[arvie?]' for whom she does not have the affection 'that would render a union with him either happy or honourable.' Also expresses concern that she has let her father down and that it might appear she has misled Mr. [L. Harvie?].
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:93
      [1804 March] Wilson Cary Nicholas to L. H[arvie?], draft. Wilson's daughter Mary wrote her father on March 14 about how to break off an engagement to a Mr. H[arvie]. This letter is a draft that Wilson composed for her to give Mr. H. with an explanation of why she must break off the engagement.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:94
      1804 April 14 S[amuel] S[mith] to Wilson Cary Nicholas, predicts a very close upcoming election concerning [Aaron?] Burr and the possible consequences if he is elected or not.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:95
      1804 July 21 S[amuel] Smith to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], refers to his concern over the new post of Collector at Norfolk taken by Nicholas.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:96
      1804 August 22 S[amuel] Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, with a Bill of Account enclosed, discusses an account with Mr. Rutherford and how the money involved in that account has thus far been dealt with. Also suggests that Nicholas's balance has been reviewed and balanced.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:97
      1804 November 10 D. Carr to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], makes a second request for money that Nicholas owes Carr so that Carr can make necessary payments.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:98
      1805 January 29 Wilson Cary Nicholas to General [Abram] Trigg, discusses an offer that Trigg made for some land of Nicholas's. Nicholas is upset at the smallness of the offer and makes a detailed counter- offer.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:99
      1805 March 28 & 30 Wilson Cary Nicholas to Peggy [his wife, Margaret Smith], tries to reassure her about the unfavorable comments people have made about him and his decision to leave the Senate and take the post of Collector at Norfolk which was based upon the advice of both her brothers and the President [Jefferson] and discussion with herself.
      8 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:100
      1805 April 20 S[amuel] Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses his thankfulness that the [ship Canton] is reported safe, as it had considerable cargo; discusses the Enquirer, [William Duane?], and the tyranny of the press as exhibited by the Philadelphia newspaper Aurora.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:101
      1805 April 29 Albert Gallatin to Wilson Cary Nicholas, marked private. Relays Gallatin's regret that 'any circumstance should render Hay's interference unpleasant either to him or to you: but the district attorney is the officer uniformly and necessarily employed in cases of this kind. My own impression is that, on further investigation, you will find the responsibility you so generously wish to assume greater both in extent and risk than you had supposed."
    • Box-folder 1:102
      1805 November 25 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the final decree obtained in his name against the heirs and executors of George Nicholas, whose effects will be sold by the commissioners in seven weeks. Morrison also indicates that he will be heading to Washington in the next days with Nicholas's niece and will bring her to Baltimore by Christmas time.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:103
      1805 December 27 David Bullock to Wilson Cary Nicholas. Enclosed is a bill of sale for slaves, discusses the procedures and value of slaves purchased by Nicholas that are to be delivered to Goochland County. Also enclosed are the lists of named slaves, their price, and the destination of each one by group to "Carrs Bridge," "Sans Souci," and "Goochland,"
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:104
      1806 January 12 Edm[und] Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas, assures that there is every reason for a suit against the Carters.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:105
      1806 January 22 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, indicates that one of Nicholas's debtors, Mr. Owings, cannot pay him back because he is not as independent of his father as they thought. Suggests that George Nicholas's farm should be titled in two names to combat future creditor problems. Urges Nicholas to get Randolph or Robert Smith to help because they have a great deal of influence. Asks Nicholas to write to Nancy Nicholas because of her present difficult situation amongst strangers.
      6 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:106
      1806 February 04 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, relays what took place in an interview with S[amuel?] Smith, who agreed to take land from Owings instead of money for past debts. Advises that Wilson Cary Nicholas should give some land and money to Mrs. [George] Nicholas upon receipt of the money that Owings owes. Repeats that in present situation, land is much more valuable than money in the repayment of debts.
      8 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:107
      [1806] March 11 [Samuel Smith] to [ ? ], fragment, discusses the Miranda Case which concerns Francisco de Miranda who fought for Venezuelan independence in 1806 but was defeated. The letter indicates that Miranda had met with both [James] Madison and President [Jefferson] in the hopes of gaining support for his rebellion. After he was defeated and his ship, The Leander, was taken captive, several US citizens—notably Samuel Ogden and William Smith—were tried. Considers issues of acceptable governmental decision making in the realm of international affairs.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:108
      1806 March 19 John Taylor to Wilson Cary Nicholas, describes the loss of two of Taylor's sons. Contains a discussion of the coming presidential election between James Madison and James Monroe with the opinion that there are numerous plots and rumors surrounding Madison. Reflects on how age has tempered his opinions.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:109
      1806 March 21 S[amuel] Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, note: "Burn this letter." Mentions the burial of General [James] Jackson (1757- 1806) on March 20, 1806 with every possible honor and believes he will be missed greatly in the [Senate?]. Believes the Senate grows weaker at every change and says that Mr. [Thomas?] Worthington has taken the head and quotes boldly what the President wants. The President must attend to public opinion. Smith was told that [John] Armstrong (1758-1843), minister to France, had completely lost the confidence of his friends, and that to buoy him up, [President Jefferson] joined [James] Bowdoin to Armstrong to help make the final arrangements with Spain. The Vice President [George Clinton] told [Jefferson] that there was such hostility to Armstrong that any treaty made by him would be in danger. Smith states, "The business is to bribe France with seven millions of dollars to counsel [miserable?] Spain to give us the Floridas & fix our western boundary. The vote of Senate, the recommendations & Entreaty of Friends, desiring a Mission might be sent to London had no effect on the President- he was absolutely was determined not to do it." Smith also refers to the "loud language of John Randolph" [of Roanoke?], the need to replace [James] Monroe "(who is notorious)" in Great Britain with a Federalist, who is a well-informed merchant, and comments about Randolph, "I am far from approving the conduct of Mr. R. It was highly indiscreet & improper - had done a great deal of mischief - nor is he done - It will do more - It will shake the confidence of the people in the President." He also refers to the Speaker [Joseph Hopper?] Nicholson's disgust and determination to leave public life, the Spanish pressing on the United States western border and a recent fight to drive them across the Sabine River.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:110
      1806 March 27 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, indicates that he had waited for an answer about printing George Nicholas's Law Notes but never heard from W. Nicholas or his brother. Morrison is now giving up on the project because he presumes that Randolph and the brother of Nicholas thought it is improper to continue. Goes on to say that Mr. Owings, Sr. is unwilling to give up land to pay his son's debts.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:111
      1806 April 03 [Wilson Cary Nicholas] to S[amuel] Smith, acknowledges a letter from the President discussing the possibility of including him in the mission to France with Armstrong and Bowdoin over the claim to the Floridas, "I was never more embarrassed in my life. I feel with great force the obligation that every man is under to serve his country. My attachment to the President is such, that nothing could be more painful to me, than to refuse to comply with his wishes." Neither does he feel such a mission to be improper since our contract [for the Louisiana Purchase] was with France and France is honor bound to help resolve any border disputes with Spain. Indicates his distrust and apprehension concerning Great Britain, including impressments and the seizure of American vessels.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:112
      1806 April 07 S[amuel] S[mith] to Wilson Cary Nicholas, believes that John Randolph's attacks upon the President has caused some to rally around him and to vote for Armstrong and that the report of [Stephen Row?] Bradley displeased the President & Madison without cause as the peace with Tripoli [ending the war against the Barbary pirates] was shameful and the Committee wished to fix the blame where it was due, upon [Tobias] Lear. They also disapprove of the conduct of Commodore Barron in the war. Rumor says that John Adams will also have a foreign mission to Constantinople. Finally writes "burn this letter,"
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:113
      1806 April 08 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, indicates that he has met with the older Mr. Owings who says he might be willing to discharge his son's debts with land.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 1:114
      1806 April 20 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, apologizes for his last letter which accused Nicholas of not caring about his brother, George Nicholas, his legacy, and his family. Expresses his continued love and admiration for Wilson Nicholas.
      6 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:1
      1806 May 16 S[amuel] S[mith] to Wilson Cary Nicholas, after opening his letter with the adage: "there are such things as the lie outright, the fib, and the white lie," Smith accuses [Jefferson] of deceit, if he claimed that Smith had been considered as a third person on the Spanish mission. Instead, Smith believed that "the place I ought to have been named for was a third with Monroe and Pinckney to make the Commercial Treaty at Great Britain. Neither of them can know anything of the practical concerns of this country - everybody expected such an offer to me." Continues to express his frustration at his exclusion from the mission to Great Britain and mentions Stephen Higginson, "the head of the Essex Junto one of the best informed merchants in the Union,"
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:2
      1806 May 23 S[amuel] S[mith] to Wilson Cary Nicholas, states that Mr. Pinckney sailed with his family on Wednesday and was visited before his departure by all the Federalist gentleman, but not by a single Republican. According to Smith, "Mr. J[efferson], told Senators who had to vote [on Pinckney's confirmation,] "that Mr. Pinckney was as good a Republican as any other man of our family"
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:3
      1806 July 13 S[amuel] S[mith] to Wilson Cary Nicholas, after learning of Mrs. George Nicholas's death, Smith writes in regard to how the land and finances should be divided and titled. Suggests Nelson go to sea. Also says that he knows that some money--$600 to 800— has been left to Margaretta.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:4
      1806 July 21 S[amuel] S[mith] to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the current circumstances surrounding George Nicholas's orphaned family. Indicates that leaving young children—especially girls— without protection is dangerous and suggests that they attempt to have the Morrison's take in Margaretta and George, as Nancy will likely be married soon and Nelson can go into the navy, or to him; Smith offers to take Samuel; and believes Georgeanna, Elizabeth Randolph, and [Hetty] Morrison will be taken by Mrs. Morrison.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:5
      1806 July 29 S[amuel] Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses financial issues especially those surrounding the debt and bond of Owens. Also draws up a small contract which indicates that because Smith is a resident of Maryland, that his financial issues should be settled under Maryland laws.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:6
      1806 August 02 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses his concern for the George Nicholas family in their time of loss; Morrison is especially concerned about their mental stability, health, and their futures.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:7
      1806 August 13 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses numerous family issues especially those concerning the family of George Nicholas and what they will do in the future. Indicates that just a few days before her death, Mrs. George Nicholas withdrew $1500 from S[amuel] Smith. Inquires into whether Wilson Nicholas would ever consider moving to Kentucky. Discusses the talents of some of the children, especially Samuel's for public speaking if he had the correct education.
      14 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:8
      1806 August 14 S[amuel] S[mith] to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses financial debts, especially that of Mr. Owings.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:9
      1806 September 19 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses his concerns that Georgeanna should be careful about making attachments and needs to make a good match, instead of rushing into an attachment because she wants to be away from her family. Also touches on Owings' debts.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:10
      1806 October 15 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, explains that he has put George Nicholas's farm and house on the market in Kentucky and in Wilson Cary Nicholas's name. Indicates that P. [Owenby?] is very upset by the way he and his family are being treated by W.C. Nicholas who is not returning his letters, etc..
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:11
      1806 October 30 S[amuel] Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the placement of George Nicholas's children and the need for them to have guardians so that the girls do not find themselves in difficult situations and the boys do not misbehave.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:12
      1806 November 06 S[amuel] Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the George Nicholas children, indicating that both Nancy and Georgeanna are engaged. He suggests that with these two married, that the estate may be able to provide for the rest comfortably and that they can collect their eleventh share when they are at least 21 years old, so that, in the case of Cary, when he turns 21 in 1807, he will be able to leave Kentucky and establish himself elsewhere.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:13
      1806 December 01 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, asks that Wilson Nicholas appoint James Coleman, Thomas Bodley, and James Hughes to be the Attornies [sic] to Convey for both W. Nicholas and S. Smith, 1 page, enclosed broadside advertising the sale of George Nicholas's farm and land transferred to Rare Books (Broadside 1806 .V25)
    • Box-folder 2:14
      1806 December 26 S[amuel] S[mith] to Wilson Cary Nicholas, acknowledges the late receipt of W. Nicholas's last letter. Indicates that continued business transactions are underway.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:15
      1806 December 31 Samuel Smith to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], discusses the fidelity of [General James Wilkinson?] and his relationship to the Aaron Burr Conspiracy; apparently believes Wilkinson blameless in his actions; also believes that Burr's agents have used any name that they thought would produce followers.
      6 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:16
      1807 January 09 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, asks that Wilson Nicholas speak on behalf of Mr.[James] Hughes who would like to gain an appointment as a judge.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:17
      1807 January 24 J. Nelson to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses a land purchase and how the writer had been approached with a proposal but now cannot follow through with purchasing the land in Albemarle.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:18
      1807 February 06 Joseph C. Cabell to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], apologizes for his delayed response citing his recent marriage as being disruptive to his normal habits. Thanks W. Nicholas for some previous favor and says he need not write to Samuel Smith on his behalf.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:19
      1807 February 07 S[amuel] Smith to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], discusses information from his brother, R[obert] S[mith], about the rumored treaty with Great Britain and mentions he has left for Bermuda to claim their ship Apostle and cargo which was captured within five miles of the Cape.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:20
      1807 February [08] James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, informs W. Nicholas of the sale of G. Nicholas's land, farm, and slaves for more than $37,000. Continues to discuss his concern with George Nicholas's children who still have very few assets and must rely on the welfare of wealthy friends. Argues that Owings must be forced to pay his debt to W. Nicholas so that money can be procured for the children. Suggests that Nancy should not be forced to marry in Kentucky.
      21 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:21
      1807 March 02 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, continues the discussion of the George Nicholas financial issues. Mentions bonds given to Henry Clay.
      7 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:22
      1807 March 07 Cary Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, expresses Cary's gratitude and affection for his uncle, Wilson Nicholas. Continues to ask for W. Nicholas's good will and wishes as Cary starts for Kentucky and a personal pursuit of law.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:23
      1807 March 09 Samuel Smith to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], discusses the closure of the Owings bonds of $20,000 and the need to collect the vast amount of interest accumulated on that bond over the years. Suggests that both Samuel Smith and Wilson Nicholas would get at least $1120, exclusive of interest, from Owings.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:24
      1807 May 15 [Wilson Cary Nicholas] to [?], fragment, indicates that thirty- one stands of arms and ammunition will be given to the receiver to be distributed to the regiment.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:25
      1807 June 08 R[obert] Smith to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], indicates that the real conflict in the upcoming election will be between James Madison and George Clinton and that southern prejudices will definitely play a part in this election. Suggests that Congress has a majority of Republicans which are favorable to Madison. Closes by saying that the current international climate will impact the election as well with both England and Spain harassing the United States.
      5 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:26
      1807 June 29 R[obert] Smith to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], briefly discusses familial issues and then moves to the upcoming presidential election. Speaks of the outrage on the frigate Chesapeake making it difficult to preserve peaceful relations with Great Britain. Indictments for treason have been found against Burr, Blennerhassett, Dayton, John Smith, Senator of Ohio, Tyler, and Floyd. Describes the details of the Leapard-Chesapeake affair. Spends some time in considering the 'sic volo' ['Thus I will'] of D.C. [DeWitt Clinton?] and other possible eventualities in the election.
      5 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:27
      1807 July 04 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, informs that $3,000 "at ten days sight" will be sent to John Smith, esq..
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:28
      1807 July 07 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, follows up on Morrison's last letter regarding a draft for $3000 to John Smith.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:29
      1807 July 20 R[obert] Smith to [Wilson Cary Nicholas ?], writes that although the advice in his letter was sound and was read by several department heads and the President, it has not been adopted. He discusses a letter from Armstrong explaining the recent arming of Austria who plans engineering an armed mediation, "its object is a separate peace between France, Russia, Prussia, and Sweden, leaving the field of battle to France and England. In such case the commerce and manufactures of G[reat] B[ritain] will be excluded from the North of Europe - from the Med[iterranean] - from Turkey - and if to this list American be added - the downfall of G[reat] B[ritain] may be pronounced as a certainty." Smith believes now is the time for the United States to insist on its rights and privileges as a neutral power and join the powers of Europe to resist the tyranny of the seas by the British. But he says "To any such course however Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Madison are [greatly] averse. Skilled as they both are in the use of the pen, they presume altogether upon its powers." A British vessel has withdrawn from Hampton Roads, Virginia, to Lynn Haven Bay, Florida, but he expects more examples of arrogance from the British fleet. Smith approves the actions of the people of Norfolk who have erected guns on their fort.
      7 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:30
      1807 August 24 S[amuel] S[mith] to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses his business troubles resulting from the actions of the British fleet against his commercial vessels, especially those trading in India; notes that General James Wilkinson is concerned that he might be implicated in the Burr Conspiracy but according to Smith "I have little fear for the Integrity of his Character - that he may have been indiscreet I can easily believe - that in the Confidence of long friendship and a high very high opinion of Burr he may have said [or even?] written things that may require explanation. I can believe but that he has ever harbored a dishonorable Intention against the Interest or the fidelity he owed his country, I neither can nor will believe." Smith supposes the judge intends on stopping the trial of Burr for treason and permit the jury to find him guilty of a misdemeanor instead. Gives information concerning a French pirate who has been terrorizing the Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:31
      1807 September 13 William Berkeley to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], discusses a $300 payment.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:32
      1807 October 11 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses Cary Nicholas and his dislike for law work in Kentucky, compounded by his tendency to be idle. He also discusses other possible occupations.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:33
      1807 October 11 T[homas] M[ann] Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses money due Nicholas and other issues pertaining to the Trist estate. Closes with a long direct quote from President [Jefferson] concerning the actions of the British Foreign Secretary, George Canning, who "sent Monroe a copy of our proclamation & enquired into its authenticity in such a way as showed they meant to construe it into a disrespect if not an hostility."
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:34
      1807 November 09 Geo[rge?] F. Jefferson to Wilson Cary Nicholas, gives information concerning two bonds from Benjamin Childress for £244.26 each. Also discusses W. Nicholas's tobacco sales.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:35
      1807 November 15 Wilson Cary Nicholas to [James Morrison], writes about the birth of a daughter delaying his return to Congress, indicates that General [Samuel] Smith does not think that contracts can be made but at a low price, and recommends that he ship five hundred barrels of his pork to [Baltimore?], on consignment.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:36
      1807 December 13 William H. Cabell to Wilson Cary Nicholas, thanks Nicholas for his letter, assures him that he agrees with the ideas expressed by Nicholas, and promises to write more soon.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:37
      1808 February 06 Joshua Fry to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], discusses some financial difficulties and possible solutions, indicates that he hopes to meet in Philadelphia or Baltimore in the coming months.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:38
      1808 March 05 Edm[und] Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses a financial transaction drawn up between W. Nicholas and Taylor. Randolph writes Nicholas to warn him that Taylor may not be the most trustworthy but that he will do everything possible to secure the venture; believes three-fourths of Virginia will go for James Madison.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:39
      1808 March 19 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses some financial business with which W. Nicholas and Samuel Smith have both been negligent. Indicates that a loan for $3000 will need to be returned within the next few months. Accuses Nicholas and Smith of being negligent in regard to the children of George Nicholas. Inquires about Margaretta.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:40
      1808 March 20 James Morrison to Robert Smith (Secretary of the Navy), discusses a shipment of 50 or 60 tons of round 24 and 32 pound balls manufactured by Thomas Deye Owings (1776-1853), [Lexington, Kentucky?] to be delivered to New Orleans for the Department of the Navy in the next several weeks. Mr. Owings would like Smith to draft the payment to Wilson Cary Nicholas in order to repay Owings's debt to Nicholas.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:41
      1808 August 12 Theodore Armistead to Wilson Cary Nicholas, [enclosed are Edward Antill's direction for manufacturing hemp], includes a short letter that introduces the directions for hemp and makes some pleasantries.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:42
      1808 August 25 Doctor [Charles] Everett to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses which of the several mineral springs would be best for his complaints.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:43
      1808 October 23 Edmund Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses various legal and financial matters concerning Nicholas.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:44
      1808 December 21 Peggy Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas [her husband], describes a slave uprising that had been planned for the 25th of December but which had been foiled. The three culprits are to be hanged. She then entreats her husband to move the family out of "this land of terror" where she cannot live, to Lexington which she believes would be safer from domestic and foreign enemies.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:45
      1808 December 26 Joseph C. Cabell to Wilson Cary Nicholas, answers a question posed by Nicholas, "I should prefer a foreign to a civil war. If there be any prospect of the efficacy of the embargo & non- intercourse as [?] measures, I should still be inclined to give scope to their action. Of this, you are more competent to decide at Washington, than we are here." Cabell believes that the United States should prepare for war in case it should come. Peace would always be preferable because "the embargo deprives our enemies of the trade of only one country, but us of that of the whole world." Cabell also discusses a letter from Mr. Yancey which states that all the delegates from [John Randolph of Roanoke ?]'s district have urged him to oppose Randolph in the next election. "Randolph's conduct seems to inspire general disgust. The common remark is, he makes mischief wherever he is, & it is time for him to stay at home."
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:46
      1809 March 15 John Taylor of Caroline to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], writes, "As our friendship is irrecoverably dissolved" he is claiming his debt made by Nicholas in 1802 to be paid in two months.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:47
      1809 June 07 Wilson Cary Nicholas to [John Taylor of Caroline], sends a note for $14,233.33 to cover the loan from Taylor plus interest. He thanks him for the loan of the money when it was needed for such a length of time. He defends himself from Taylor's belief that he was the one who supplied information used in [Thomas?] Ritchie's attacks upon Taylor, "My feelings upon this subject are such that it is impossible I could ever have directly or indirectly 'supplied the allusions' that could have induced Mr. Ritchie or any other person to attack you. Your suspicion that 'the grounds of a part of Ritchie's scurrility flowed to him' out of your letters to me is most unjust. I affirm to you that it did not."
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:48
      1809 July 15 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses Owings and his attitude toward Morrison because of the unpaid debt. The letter also discusses the financial arrangements concerning George Nicholas, Cary Nicholas, Samuel Smith, and Henry Clay.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:49
      1809 October 08 J. W. Hollins to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], discusses the election results in Virginia with which he is happy, especially the re-election of their friend. Does not know what he will do with Mr. Jackson. They have received news from Nicholas's son, Robert, and many other vessels in the Mediterranean.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:50
      1809 November 02 Ed[mund] Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses some business matters and some issues of politics. Informs Nicholas of the recent stroke suffered by his wife.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:51
      1810 January 08 Philip N. Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses business and land transactions.
      8 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:52
      1810 February 06 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses various business and commerce transaction, including the trade of hemp. Briefly mentions Nicholas's service in Congress.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:53
      1810 March 13 D[abney] Carr to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses land transactions.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:54
      1810 March 17 S[amuel] S[mith] to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses land deals and how everything is finally sorting out in regard to them. Includes a brief discussion of how Congress could not agree on Macon's Bill and so it has been passed to the Senate.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:55
      1810 March 18 Thomas Taylor to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses a note owed by Nicholas for £2000 and expects a payment of at least five thousand dollars so that he can pay his own debts and go to Kentucky in the spring.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:56
      1810 April 13 J.W. Hollins to Wilson Cary Nicholas, mentions the operation on Margaretta's throat; gloomy accounts of commerce from both Italy and France; discusses the implication of the continued war between Great Britain and France; has just read a newspaper at the coffee house concerning numerous arrivals in England from the [West Indies] direct, several from this port [Baltimore].
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:57
      1810 May 23 J. Mason to Wilson Cary Nicholas, notice of receipt of letter with one hundred dollars on account for his commission.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:58
      1810 May 25 W[illia]m Patterson to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses a debt of $5,975 that includes the principle and the interest owed on it. Patterson is unable to grant an extension of the loan due to the slowness of business.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:59
      1810 May 25 S[amuel] Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the destruction of a letter to Mr. Madison from Nicholas which would be improper to pass through Smith's hands concerning an appointment for John. He believes that President James Madison's approach to filling diplomatic posts differs from his predecessors, "they wanted to educate men to fill diplomatic appointments - he wants to enable the minister to draw the salary, his own being insufficient."
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:60
      1810 June 23 [?] Lee to Wilson Cary Nicholas, inquires about the military service and other biographical information about Samuel Smith.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:61
      1810 July 21 J. W. Hollins to Wilson Cary Nicholas, talks about the price of wheat, the future account for England, and briefly deals with other financial transactions.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:62
      1810 August 22 J. W. Hollins to Wilson Cary Nicholas, indicates that the prices are good for wheat. Contains brief financial discussion and discussions of the travel plans of Robert Nicholas.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:63
      1810 October 13 M[argaretta] Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, asks for some monetary help for her husband, [Norborne?], who is worried about his financial difficulties.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:64
      1810 October 14 Wilson Cary Nicholas to Samuel Smith, declines an invitation for his daughter, Cary Ann, to winter with Smith and his family.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:65
      1811 January 20 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, indicates that Robert Gamble of Richmond is willing to take the loan of $3000 at 10 days sight.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:66
      1811 January 22 W[illiam] H. Cabell to Wilson Cary Nicholas, asks that Nicholas proceed to ask Mr. Patterson to procure two of the iron mould board plows and forward them to Robert Gamble. Thanks Nicholas for his advice on wheat and requests any extra seed that Nicholas may have around. He also refers to the advice of [John Hartwell] Cocke of sowing hemp on some of his land.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:67
      1811 February 06 John Smith to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], apologizes for any discomfort that his previous letter might have caused when he wrote about not receiving an answer to a previous letter from Nicholas concerning his daughters, and, as he has heard Nicholas is disgusted with politics, he will not discuss either business or politics.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:68
      1811 April 19 Wilson Cary Nicholas to Samuel Preston, indicates that do to various reason he is currently to repay money to Preston and Smith.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:69
      1811 April 22 Wilkins & Robinson, Pittsburgh to R.C. Nicholas [corrected on address to W. C. Nicholas], earlier reply lost through a mail robbery thirty miles away, responds to a previous inquiry about whether it is better to ship hemp through New Orleans or Pittsburgh; Wilkins & Robinson assures him it is more efficient to ship through Pittsburg and offers his services.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:70
      1811 April 24 Edmund Randolph to Thomas M. Randolph, asks Randolph to take the money owed him from the estate of T.M. Randolph's father and pay it to his account with Doctor Wardlaw, for fifty dollars of medicine furnished to Edmund and his wife.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:71
      1811 September 23 [Lt. Governor George William] Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, responds to a letter which Nicholas wrote about facilitating connections between the eastern and western waterways of the state. Smith indicates that such decisions are to be made by the Executive and not the Legislature.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:72
      1811 September 29 Nelson Nicholas to his uncle, Wilson Cary Nicholas, requests Wilson's approval with his plan to accompany William Rives to Williamsburg to attend college and study mathematics for as Nelson puts it, a man without knowledge of mathematics is ignorant in all things. The letter continues to explain that Nelson will still plan on studying law but will do so after finishing his college work. And indicates that he believes that he can counteract any negative impulses that he is exposed to in college.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:73
      [1811] November 18 Nelson Nicholas to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], indicates his safe arrival to Williamsburg and his arrangements for lodging while in college which are more expensive than he originally thought they would be. Has yet to start attending law lectures and doubts that he will be able to do so until mid-December.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:74
      1811 November 20 Samuel Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the likelihood that America will declare war on Great Britain for commercial reasons which Smith does not endorse but understands as Great Britain's trade embargo hurts many Americans, especially because of the price of certain goods such as wheat.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:75
      1811 November 28 W[illiam] A. Burwell to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the growing anxiety in the country with the prospect of war with Great Britain and an understanding that Wilson Nicholas probably shares this unease, so Burwell tries to explain why such action may be necessary. Closes by asking Nicholas to provide money that he owes.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:76
      1811 December 01 S[amuel] Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, indicates that enclosed is a title for the sale of 255 acres of land to Henry Clay which Nicholas must sign. Continues to discuss the financial issues surrounding George Nicholas's children and Owings.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:77
      1811 December S[amuel] Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, minimally revised copy of 1811 December 1 letter.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:78
      1812 January 09 John Hollins to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses a payment of $3000. Discusses the success of Commodore [John] Rodgers in opposition to some British vessels. Describes patriotic feelings for America.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:79
      1812 February 03 D[abney] Carr to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], informs that mail should be directed to Richmond not Charlottesville as his living arrangements have changed.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:80
      1812 February 03 J. Preston to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], expresses thanks for Nicholas's concern and wishes that he was not going out of office so that he could show his thanks.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:81
      1812 March 19 Wilson Miles Cary to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], responds to a request about transactions that have been so long-standing that Wilson Cary can no longer remember what they were for precisely. Inquires after Wilson Nicholas's daughter and says that Nelson Nicholas is excelling in his studies of mathematics.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:82
      1812 March 20 Wilson Miles Cary to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], expresses some confusion in regards to a request for papers of Wilson Nicholas's brother [George?].
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:83
      1812 April 03 Lewis Nicholas to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], asks for $30 to be sent to Peter Carr whom Lewis owes. Thanks Wilson Nicholas for about $150 previously given.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:84
      1812 May 03 John Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, requests that Wilson Nicholas pays Mrs. Johnson's interest of $385 as soon as possible. Continues to catch up on other business and familial issues.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:85
      1812 May 15 Wilson Cary Nicholas to [?], draft fragment, discusses America's options in relation to the current war between Great Britain and France, suggesting that the war is forcing American minds against the government. The question, in Nicholas's mind, is whether it is better for America to go to war against one [Great Britain] or both of the countries.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:86
      1812 May 27 J. Preston to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], discusses the payment of $3000 and possible places for relocation.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:87
      1812 June 19 General Mason to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses a business transaction of pork at $16 per item and the price of salt.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:88
      1812 August 22 J. Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, writes to follow up on Mrs. J[ohnston]'s interest that he inquired after last year and which he still has not received. Discusses the war with Great Britain, expecting there to be an early peace. Includes a bill of account.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:89
      1812 June 25 General Mason to Wilson Cary Nicholas, informs Nicholas that he got the contract for pork at $16. Goes on to say that the Secretary of the Navy will write soon with details on the contract.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:90
      1812 August 23 General Mason to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses and works out a delay in the business contract on pork for the Secretary of the Navy.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:91
      1812 September 06 Edmund Randolph to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], discusses an unauthorized sale of slaves.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:92
      1812 September 17 Thomas Fairfax to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], asks for information about "your brother's youngest child, who I am informed is a daughter named (I believe) Kitty aged 14 or upwards." He also inquires about the number of children in his family and that of his brother, John. He asks Nicholas to visit him when he goes to Washington.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:93
      1812 October 23 General Mason to Wilson Cary Nicholas, writes to follow-up on the pork contract.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:94
      1812 October 25 General J. Marshall to [Wilson Cary Nicholas ?], has just returned from his expedition to the west to investigate opportunities for practical navigation routes between the Atlantic and the western states. He has not seen the reports of Mr. Gallatin, nor that of the New York commissioners, and asks if Nicholas has them and would loan them to him. Expects the Lexington gentlemen and Colonel Lewis to send him their sentiments soon.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:95
      1812 October 26 Philip Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the upcoming sale of the [Peyton?] Randolph slaves scheduled for November 20th in Richmond. Believes that a sale in Charlottesville would have been better.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:96
      1812 November [?] Charles Everett to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses a personal controversy with someone, family business and personal affairs.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:97
      1812 December 10 W[illiam] [Branch] Giles to W. C. Nicholas, wishes that he could say something complimentary about the financial situation but cannot because "even the splendid financial talents of the Secretary of the Treasury [Albert Gallatin], afford us no relief in his department. Instead of presenting to Congress a regular system of taxation, coequal and coextensive with the objects of the war, he has substituted a miserable impracticable attempt to plunder the merchants. The attempt too, is as destitute of principle, as it is of policy."
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:98
      [1812] Wilson Cary Nicholas to [ ? ], discusses the objectives of the 'present war' with Great Britain and the national and civic duty of Americans to defend their country and property.
      8 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:99
      1813 January 03 Thomas Fairfax to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], expresses concern in not hearing back from Nicholas after sending him a letter wanting information about the affairs of George's youngest child.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:100
      1813 January 09 Edmund Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses a property transfer involving [his daughter?] "dear Edmonia."
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:101
      1813 January 29 John Preston to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], thanks Nicholas for the receipt of a payment for $1000.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:102
      1813 February 28 John Smith to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], discusses the political environment and praises the performance of Nicholas in that realm. Mentions DeWitt Clinton's eagerness to become Lt. Governor in New York where his popularity is fading among both Federalists and Republicans. Discusses the method of farming on Long Island, saying that each locality has its own particular differences; discusses labor saving devices, especially the horse rake, now in general use on Long Island.
      5 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:103
      1813 May 28 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, provides news after a hiatus of seven months from home. Mostly revolves around the health and career prospects of friends and family. Asks about Colonel Owings' debts and whether or not any movement has been made on them.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:104
      1813 June 29 R.C. Nicholas to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], writing from Fort George, discusses the military situation at [Lake Ontario?] and the fact that the Americans are still on the defensive hoping to win possession of the Lake; a detachment went out under the command of Lt. Colonel [Boerstler?] and was defeated about eight miles above Queenston during the Battle of Beaver Dams. Believes a lot of the sickness in camp resulted from a lack of medical and hospital stores. "The hardships and privations are many, the chance of honors very few." He also hopes that the government will not have Coles succeed Colonel Parker in the Command of the 12th Regiment.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:105
      1813 July 27 John Hollins to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses some financial exchange and then continues to talk about domestic and international political and military affairs, relaying information that France, Russia, and Prussia have made peace. Informs Nicholas that since the British fleet has made its way down the Potomac, it is probably going to make them a visit again.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:106
      1813 August 06 J. Preston to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], indicates that Preston has been waiting on the banks of the Potomac for the British fleet for twenty days under the command of Admiral Warren, but was unable to obtain an "interview" with any of the gentlemen. Continues to discuss personal business.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:107
      1813 December 14 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the affairs and position of 'our young friend Mr. N. Nicholas' who he fears has not lived up to his full potential and may continue to make poor and destructive decisions. Continues to speak of other business, family and personal affairs, especially some of the impact of the war upon his business affairs.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:108
      1814 February 06 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses financial affairs and the shameful conduct of Cary and Nelson Nicholas in gambling and [drinking?] at length.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:109
      1814 February 17 J. Preston to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses previous mail exchanges, touches on business, and closes with a short discussion of the current state of the war.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:110
      1814 May 29 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses some family matters briefly. Indicates that Owings has paid $13,050. Writes that Cary and Nelson Nicholas have returned with Mrs. Bartlett, and the former will be a cripple for life due to a bad ankle.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:111
      1814 June 10 P. Randolph to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], discusses the sale of a slave named William, requesting that the receiver make the sale in his county as prices will be higher. Continues to touch upon some domestic and international affairs briefly.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:112
      1814 August 28 Wilson Cary Nicholas writes a memorandum to his executor, discusses the need for a sound book-keeper because Nicholas is uncomfortable with his capabilities.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:113
      1814 September 16 Wilson Cary Nicholas to [T.J.?] Randolph, brief discussion of personal matters; the back details the purchase of Pantops for $11,000.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:114
      1814 November 2 Joseph C. Cabell to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses banking and an election coming up next week very briefly, in which he is certain that Nicholas will be elected by a considerable majority.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 2:115
      [1814 December?] Wilson Cary Nicholas to Gentlemen, draft, fragment, refers to the time as one filled with terror and fear and that therefore he takes his entrance into a new office [Governor of Virginia?] with particular care and concern.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:1
      1815 January 29 Judge W. Brockenbrough to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses whether the Council has the constitutional and legal right or obligation both to advise the executive—in this case the governor—on candidates for appointment and also to nominate candidates. He believes that they should be able to do both because without such ability they would have almost no power in the government.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:2
      1815 February 01 Maria Page to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], requests that the recipient, who was an old friend, help her second son, Robert Page, to secure a military commission. He was a former student of medicine who had been called out for militia duty last summer in Alexandria.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:3
      1815 February 15 Robert Taylor to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], discusses the present state of the military force, their strengths and weaknesses, and gives an estimate of where more attention will need to be given. With list of officers enclosed.
      8 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:4
      1815 April 11 George Hairston to Charles Johnston, informs him that the first court held in Henry County was on Monday, January 20, 1777. The session resulting in the division of the county begin in October 1776.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:5
      1815 March 29 S[amuel] Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses financial information concerning George Nicholas's estate, Owings' debt, and Wilson Nicholas's involvement. Suggests that Owings has paid his debt in full and is now being taken advantage of. Advises Wilson Nicholas to settle and close his concerns with George Nicholas's estate.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:6
      1815 April 25 Wilson Cary Nicholas to General Samuel Smith; Wilson Cary Nicholas to Colonel James Morrison, DRAFTS, discuss the financial business relating to Owings and George Nicholas's estate. Wilson Nicholas spends a good bit of time defending and justifying his actions in regard to Owings. Instructs Morrison to carry on his financial undertakings.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:7
      1815 April 29 Ch[arles] Johnston to Wilson Cary Nicholas, provides a response to Nicholas's request for information concerning "certain persons who claimed Lands for military service rendered during the Revolutionary war." Only one of the parties is recollected, "Mr. Reynolds, who it is remembered, served as an officer in the army."
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:8
      1815 August 25 Spencer Roane to Elizabeth Roane, briefly informs of travels on rough roads and under tight time pressures.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:9
      1815 September 28 S. Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, brief discussion of their joint financial debts and payments; Smith declares that he is quit of his debts.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:10
      1815 October 02 Nelson Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, apologizes for the twelve month hiatus in communication and explains his lapse in behavior and writing. Describes his desire to practice law in Kentucky and how he was led astray to indulge in frivolities which wasted his time, gave him a bad reputation, and embarrassed him so greatly that he did not feel that he should write. Says that he is now giving up on those activities and will redirect his life.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:11
      1815 October 16 S[amuel] Smith Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses Nelson Nicholas's decision to move from Kentucky to Louisiana to start anew but his inability to do so because he lacks the necessary funds. S. Smith Nicholas suggests that Nelson receive whatever interest had accrued upon his portion of Mrs. Fairfax's legacy, to provides funds for Nelson's move to Louisiana.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:12
      1815 November 19 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses his past travels and gives brief news from his home before he leaves for Baltimore and Philadelphia in the next day or two.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:13
      1815 December 15 Wilson Cary Nicholas, Jr. to Wilson Cary Nicholas, Sr., provides a thorough description of the result of his business at Warren, where he bought, and sold hogs, wheat, corn, meal, etc. A rather thorough description of his activities at the fair and explanations of why he bought what he did.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:14
      1815 December 25 Wilson Cary Nicholas to Senators and Representatives in Congress from Virginia, requesting their support of William Wirt and John Chew, Commissioners appointed to settle the accounts of the Commonwealth with the Unites States.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:15
      [c. 1814-1815?] Wilson Cary Nicholas to [ ? ], draft fragment, discusses the recommendation of a member of the Council that General [John Hartwell] Cocke's Brigade be discharged due to the danger of epidemic disease spreading and the improbability of the enemy making an attack at this season of the year. However, Nicholas has received the report of Cocke about the condition of his men with no deaths in the last twelve days, and he has decided not to discharge that brigade. The conditions at Charles City Courthouse were severe enough that he has decided to discharge those troops because of a "dangerous and unknown fever." He has received reports that the British forces at St. Mary's are estimated between 1,000 to 3,000 men and that they have reports that between 8,000 to 10, 000 British troops have disembarked at New Orleans, and believes that Virginia cannot afford to diminish its defense forces.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:16
      [1814-1815] [Wilson Cary Nicholas] to [James Madison?], draft fragment, notes that most of American citizens are agriculturalists, discusses the War of 1812, questions about neutral rights and the actions of Great Britain. Believes that if Great Britain refuses to agree to a treaty with the United States, it means that they plan to colonize the states, take part of our territories, or force us to relinquish our fisheries. Considers the French—the problems with their Revolution and the resurgence of the monarchy with [Napoleon Bonaparte?] "the late Emperor of France made the parade of being elected consul for life & then Emperor by the suffrage of the people"; Urges for increases to be made to the militia to prevent problems especially because in Europe there are examples of counter revolutions. Mentions problems with [Northwest Territories?], due to their views on the current war.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:17
      1816 April 23 Robert Scott to Wilson Cary Nicholas, briefly advises Nicholas on his progress in selling Nicholas' bills and closing the payments for pork for the current year and urges him to make his arrangements for next year's pork now and establish a credit for his bills in Philadelphia as opposed to Baltimore. Reverse contains Nicholas's statement of account with Scott for the purchase of hogs in Kentucky.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:18
      1816 May 09 Wilson Cary Nicholas to [?]. discusses the closure of his account with Morrison and other financial business relating to the settlement of his brother's estate and the support of his family, and his concern that Mr. Morrison not be penalized for all the work he has done on behalf of the estate and his sister-in-law.
      5 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:19
      1816 June 05 W[illiam] Coleman to Wilson Cary Nicholas, asks for the half year's interest on their bond.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:20
      1816 July 28 Wilson Cary Nicholas to Robert B. Taylor, draft, notifies Taylor of his appointment by Nicholas to be a judge of the General Court.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:21
      1816 September 04 Robert Carter Nicholas to W. C. Nicholas, Jr., thanks for the last letter and continues to discuss his thoughts of his current location in Leghorn, Italy. He recommends the country for many to consider visiting and moving to. Much of the letter concerns personal relations, particularly the education of Casario, and Robert urges his friend Wilson, on his visits to Staunton, "to inquire into his situation and to see that his master performs what he has engaged to do, especially in relation to his education,"
      6 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:22
      1816 September 22 W[illiam] H. Cabell to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], apologizes for being unable to ride down to Warren as the last letter requested due to the high water of the James. Promises that John Gamble, his attorney at the Farmers Bank will endorse his note for him. Cabell has also lost a good portion of his small tobacco crop due to frost.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:23
      1816 October 03 R[obert] Smith to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], discusses a proposal that the receiver sent concerning ways to dispel some financial debt; J.H. is going to Richmond to procure an exact statement as to the extent of his debt and names of his creditors; also informs him that G.P.S. is also bankrupt.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:24
      1816 November 04 W[illiam] H. Cabell to Governor [Wilson C.] Nicholas, indicates receipt of request and confirms that he will oblige.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:25
      1816 November 29 S[amuel] Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, indicates that he disagrees with James Morrison and Nicholas that Owings has not yet paid his debt and interest in full; urges Nicholas to release Owings from the debt.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:26
      1816 December 02 Wilson Cary Nicholas to [Samuel Smith?], draft, fragment, expresses disagreement with the recipient about Mr. Owings' having released himself from the debt he owes Nicholas. This disagreement surrounds the collection of interest within the arrangement.
      6 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:27
      1817 January 07 John Cropper to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the proper way to plant and tend beans and peaches, in regard to bags of bean seed and peach stone that were delivered to Nicholas.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:28
      1817 February 16 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, expresses his belief that Owings still owes money and that Nicholas and Smith should push for it with any means possible to prevent going into litigations for the money. Recommends giving power of attorney to himself and Robert Wickliffe to fully settle all his business in Kentucky.
      7 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:29
      1817 February 18 S[amuel] Smith to Wilson Cary Nicholas, refers to an absent enclosed letter. Indicates that he finds Morrison's latest plan acceptable but that he believes that Owings does not owe the full portion of his bond to Smith.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:30
      1817 July 08 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, relates a dream that Morrison had of Nicholas who was in a terrible situation and very depressed for he had to give his property to his creditors. In the dream, none knew about Nicholas's present situation, which had been his design. Goes on to give brief details of the current situation with Owings.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:31
      1817 July 23 T. M. Randolph to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], informs Nicholas that Randolph has drawn on his funds for several hundred dollars that day.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:32
      1817 August 05 Thomas M. Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses familial financial transactions. Refers to checks which were enclosed by B. Peyton to Jefferson, for his signature, having reached him.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:33
      1817 September 10 W[illiam] Jones, President of the United States Bank, to Wilson Cary Nicholas, considers a proposal made by Nicholas in a previous letter to purchase the building in which the Bank of Virginia is currently housed. Continues to discuss possible avenues of financing such a venture, and remarks "the banking system has become extremely complicated in the United States,"
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:34
      [1817] Wilson Cary Nicholas to William Jones, draft, discusses Nicholas's duties as [president of the Richmond branch of the Second Bank of the United States] to appoint a bank that would serve Virginia adequately.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:35
      [c. 1817] Wilson Cary Nicholas to William Jones, President of the U.S. Bank, two draft fragment letters. The letters both discuss the financial breakdown and upcoming court cases surrounding the U.S. Bank and the Virginia Bank, proposing possible actions to be taken.
      5 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:36
      [c. 1817] Wilson Cary Nicholas to William Jones, draft, discusses the uses of banks and reasons why new banks should open and the sort of precautions that should be taken with them.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:37
      1818 April 11 W[illiam] Jones to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses problems being experienced in the banking industry and the need to preserve specie, curtail loans, and call in old loans.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:38
      1818 April 26 Wilson Cary Nicholas to William Jones, draft, discusses the miscommunications between the state banks and the Bank of the United States and his conversations with Doctor [John] Brockenbrough, president of the Bank of Virginia, and [Benjamin] Thatcher, head of the Farmer's Bank of Virginia, concerning the instructions coming from Jones.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:39
      1818 April 29 J[ames] A. Buchanan to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], discusses the issues of bank credits and whether the Bank of the United States was financially stable. Explains why there is a clamor against the banks. Indicates that he will try to ensure that the recipient receives his loan to Mr. Patterson.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:40
      1818 August 10 Wilson Cary Nicholas to "My Dear Sir," says it was not his wish that Clarke should have gone to Goochland if he did not want to and that he wants Clarke to serve Nicholas at Warren the next year.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:41
      1818 August 17 M. Moore to Wilson Cary Nicholas, mentions his expectations of a fine tobacco crop this year and discusses the purchase of farmlands—prices, acreage, and type.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:42
      1818 August 22 Wilson Cary Nicholas to W[illiam] Jones, draft, discusses the general opinion that the recent policies and directives coming out of the Bank of the United States, intentionally or not, will crush the state banks and tries to come up with ways to avoid that.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:43
      1818 September 05 Thomas Marshall to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses improvements in farming techniques, his farmland and its successes and failures.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:44
      1818 September 17 John Nicholas to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], informs Wilson of the upcoming visit of John's son, George, who is sickly and traveling to Virginia in hopes that it will benefit his health.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:45
      1818 [December?] 17 Peggy Nicholas to Jane [Mrs. T. Jefferson] Randolph, indicates her surprise and displeasure that Patt was beaten for misbehavior. Mentions the visits of Ellen and Virginia [Randolph] with Jane; Continues to fill in on the gossip of the town, especially gossip concerning the wooing of the younger girls and their eventual coming-outs.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:46
      1819 May 17 Benjamin Vaughan to Wilson Cary Nicholas, inquires whether Nicholas has read or heard of the Treatise on Rivers and Torrents with the method of regulating their course or an essay on navigable canals, both by Paolo Frisi (1728-1784), a Barnabite monk, and recommends them to Nicholas as beneficial for anyone interested in Richmond. Suggests that a Book Society should be established for the sharing of books and discussions of them.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:47
      1819 May 20 John Hollins to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], asks Nicholas to "commit it to the flames," after reading his letter discussing the removal of Mr. McCulloh as cashier and the distressing financial conditions of the banks.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:48
      1819 August 10,11 Wilson Cary Nicholas to William Wirt; with Wirt's reply on the same letter. Nicholas sends through several questions concerning the issues surrounding the banking situation in America and bonds, hoping his answers will help him decide which debts to forbid the payment of. Wirt answers the questions on the same letter, returning both to Nicholas.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:49
      1819 August 16 G. L[awson] Nicholas to his uncle, Wilson Cary Nicholas, sends a parcel of clothing for his father, from Geneva, and asks for prompt payment as to keep his credit good. Also G. L. indicates that his father's health continues to be poor and is getting worse.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:50
      1819 October 28 William H. Cabell to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], considers it unsafe and unwise to enter into any kind of agreement with [Joseph?] Darmsdatt because it would hurt his credit. Continues to discuss why a protest would have destroyed his credit at the U.S. Bank and the Farmers Bank, and that he is pleased that he used the injunction that Chancellor Green gave him to prevent the protest.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:51
      1819 November 03 Lewis Nicholas to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], encloses a letter from Mr. Edward Garland of Goochland and asks Nicholas to respond on behalf of himself as well.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:52
      1819 November 17 William H. Cabell to Wilson Cary Nicholas, promises to remain silent about the changes of the terms made by the United States Bank since the first proposition was made by Nicholas to them and he discusses the financial arrangements made by them in regard to his debt in detail. Continues to discuss agricultural pursuits and mentions the editorial remarks of Roane in the Intelligencer.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:53
      1819 November 25 P[hilip] N[orbonne] Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, mentions several suits against Nicholas on the docket and urges him to be present in court so that he can take the oath of insolvency.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:54
      1819 December 24 Joseph C. Cabell to Wilson Cary Nicholas, apologizes for his delayed response, describing his wife's near fatal infection as a reason why he had not responded sooner. Reassures him that Doctor [John Augustine] Smith will not press his debt to the College [of William and Mary?] but will be satisfied with the interest. Asks about Nicholas's opinion of the book on canals which he lent him before.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:55
      1819 December 29 Wilson Cary Nicholas to Bernard Peyton, with fragment [in WCN's hand?], discusses the buying and selling of pork. Continues to discuss more financial and speculative issues, with Nicholas refusing to participate in a proposal that Peyton had put forth, 3 pages and a fragment
    • Box-folder 3:56
      1820 January 13 William H. Cabell to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses his travel plans and his inability to visit Nicholas on his way to Richmond because he will be traveling with his wife. Discusses some legal issues including that "the answer of one defendant in Chancery can never be used as testimony against another defendant" and other rules of evidence and equity. Relays information that [Joseph?] Darmsdatt is dead and that Cabell does not know if he ever responded to his bill of injunction.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:57
      1820 January 25 Dr. John Augustine Smith to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], discusses financial transactions, specifically the deposit of money from Mr. [Joseph?] Marx into Smith's account $477.82 and that he expected Mr. Marx to deposit, in total, $1100.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:58
      1820 February 03 William H. Cabell to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], discusses in detail his conversation with General Marshall about the financial affairs of Nicholas, and how his testimony could safely be admitted in court concerning the lawsuits against him. Cabell believes the "most favorable plan for the endorsers would be for suits to be immediately brought against them by the persons holding your paper" and "the only other advisable plan would be a suit in Chancery to perpetuate your testimony." Also discusses the impact of Mr. Giles suit upon Nicholas' own case, and mentions other suits that may exert an influence upon his affairs. He notes that the half year's interest on the $20,000 due the United States Bank will be due in three or four months.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:59
      1820 February 04 J. Preston to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], discusses his present financial situation and reputation. Preston requests that his name be removed as an endorser to the recipient's note at the bank of Virginia.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:60
      1820 February 20 Joseph Marx to Wilson Cary Nicholas, describes his recovery from a severe bout of gout. Informs Nicholas that he has been unable to sell his pork but is keeping it in the smoke house as he continues to try to sell it and lodge the sale amount to the credit of Dr. Smith. Mr. Christian, the bursar at the College of William and Mary, requested him to send the last receipts that he had from Mr. Coleman concerning the payment of his debt, because there appears to be a discrepancy.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:61
      1820 October 05 William H. Cabell to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses the ongoing court trial, depositions, subpoenas, and other such legal issues concerning the financial affairs of Nicholas. General Marshall has "enclosed me a subpoena for you and also a commission and notice re questions that I would act for him as for myself - I have put them all, as well as my own papers into the hands of Mr. McClelland & requested him to do the needful,"
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:62
      1821 September 03 Robert Carter Nicholas to Major Wilson Cary Nicholas, Jr., in the process of negotiating the purchase of a small sugar plantation near [Bringiers, Louisiana?] responds to Wilson's question about his proposed purchase of all the slaves in [Heron Fenlow & Company?]. Nicholas urges him not to encumber himself with any that are old or infirm, such as Jonas, Baylor and Phoebe, because of the harshness of the climate would make them a source of expense rather than profit. He also discusses the slaves he brought with him that were not included in the purchases from Patterson & Cabell and his concerns about the propriety of bringing them with him, especially as concerns the Trustees. At the end of the letter, there is a list of the slaves currently with Robert C. Nicholas, their ages, and evaluation by Major Perkins.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:63
      18[?] May 20 Bishop J. Madison to Wilson Cary Nicholas. The last two digits of the date are missing. The letter discusses the sale of some land to Nicholas belonging to [William and Mary College] for which there is no other encumbrance, about which the Visitors had questions.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:64
      [?] June 08 Mary Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, [Jr.?], discusses goods that Mary wants Wilson to purchase for her that she would rather not purchase at Heron's Store. Also discusses travel plans.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:65
      [?] September 05 N[elson] Nicholas to Wilson Cary Nicholas, authorizes Wilson Nicholas to pay Samuel S. Nicholas the money that is due to Nelson Nicholas personally as well as the money that accrues to Nelson from the will of Mrs. Fairfax.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:66
      N.D. Wilson Cary Nicholas to General Samuel Smith, draft. Although there is no date, the letter likely was written between 1818 and 1820 (the time between Nicholas's retirement from political office and death). The letter address Nicholas's failing financial means and his request for help since he has been unable to sell his property. He believes his land holdings are worth around $100,000 and his total estate at around $330,000.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:67
      N.D. [Mary Nicholas?] to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], needs eight or ten pounds in money and also sends her request for pork, 150 bushels of coal, two gallons of wine, two and a half yards of linen, and tea.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:68
      N. D. Wilson Cary Nicholas to [ ? ], 3 draft fragments. All drafts are from after 1799 when Wilson's brother George passed away. The letters discusses the future of George's family and their financial prospects. Touched by the fact that General Samuel Smith will also be concerned in the future of the family. Expresses disbelief that the creditors would push so hard on a widowed family.
      8 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:69
      N.D. Wilson Cary Nicholas to Samuel Smith and James Morrison, three letter fragments from after 1799 when Wilson's brother George passed away. The letters discuss the division of George's property and how to best support his children. Mostly deals with financial business and possible solutions to the difficulties posed by the distance and the money.
      10 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:70
      N.D. Doctor [Charles] Everett to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses financial business and the need for Nicholas to pay his bills in full so that Everett has the money needed to fund a young man in college.
      3 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:71
      N.D. Joshua Fry [grandson of Joshua Fry (1700-1754)?] to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?], discusses financial business concerning his son, touching briefly on obligations to Dr. Everett and Mr. Divers. Also mentions the purchase of slaves.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:72
      N.D. Wilson Cary Nicholas to [ ? ], draft fragment, discusses some financial business related to George Nicholas's estate (so after 1799) and General Samuel Smith.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:73
      N.D. John Nicholas to [Wilson Cary Nicholas], expresses gratitude for Wilson and other's concerns for his health in the past weeks. Indicates that with a continued and careful remedy that he is slowly getting better and describes how Mr. and Mrs. Rose have been of all help to him in this process.
      4 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:74
      N.D. Wilson Cary Nicholas to [ ? ], draft, expresses gratitude for the receiver's kind feelings over the last weeks which have been difficult and have presented numerous problems.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:75
      N.D. James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, discusses Colonel Owings's refusal to pay the rest of his debt to General Smith which, Morrison admits, is less than he originally calculated.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:76
      N.D. Dabney Carr to Wilson Cary Nicholas, indicates that he is sending the balance that he owes Nicholas after deducting the sheriff's ticket.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:77
      N.D. James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, fragment, mentions members involved in the Burr conspiracy, including Wilkinson and Blennerhassett, discusses some financial business and asks about Margaretta who Nicholas did not mention in his last letter.
      2 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:78
      N.D. M. Jones to Wilson Cary Nicholas, corrects a former business transaction on the copies of Nicholas's brothers letter to be sent to 19 gentlemen and to be kept by Nicholas.
      1 pp.
    • Box-folder 3:79
      N.D. Description of Wilson Cary Nicholas in unidentified hand, fragment, provides a short description of Nicholas's merits as a politician and speaker. Written in past tense indicating that either Nicholas is leaving some sort of political office or has passed away.
      1 pp.
  • Subseries B: Financial, Legal, and Miscellaneous Papers
    • Box-folder 3:80
      1765 March 12 Commission to appoint Robert Carter Nicholas power of attorney for William Dunlop and James Montgomery
    • Box-folder 3:81
      1767 October 31 Three Bills of Exchange for money to be paid to Doctor Thomas Walters by Andrew Cochrane and William Cunninghame
    • Box-folder 3:82
      1769 Lottery Ticket, signed by William Harris
    • Box-folder 3:83
      1770 March 10 Invoice for entire list of goods purchased by John Norton for Robert C. Nicholas. Includes a Bill a Landing for these goods
    • Box-folder 3:84
      1770 Receipts, thirteen total, for various goods purchased by John Norton. Goods include: nutmeg, pimento, cloves, mace, buttons, silk, nails, broad cloth, great coats, chamber pots, wash basins, and woolens. Purchased from John Middleditch, Thomas Nixon, James Sharp, Mauduit Wright, Robert Gosling, Benjamin Martin, Walter Humphrey, and Thomas Ainsley
    • Box-folder 3:85
      1770 - 1771 Account of Robert C. Nicholas with John Norton & Sons
    • Box-folder 3:86
      1770 -1771 Account of Robert C. Nicholas with John Norton & Sons
    • Box-folder 3:87
      1771 July 18 Bill of Exchange for money to John Norton's private account
    • Box-folder 3:88
      1771 December 31 Invoice for goods purchased by John Norton for Robert C. Nicholas
    • Box-folder 3:89
      1771 Three Bills of Lading for goods shipped between John Norton and Robert C. Nicholas
    • Box-folder 3:90
      1771 Receipts, two total, for goods purchased by John Norton
    • Box-folder 3:91
      1772 April 28 Bill of account, Norton and Son to Thomas Page
    • Box-folder 3:92
      1772 April 30 Bill of lading for goods shipped by John Norton to Robert C. Nicholas
    • Box-folder 3:93
      1772 Three Bills of Exchange from Robert Carter Nicholas
    • Box-folder 3:94
      1772 Two Invoices for goods purchased and shipped by John Norton for Robert Carter Nicholas
    • Box-folder 3:95
      1786 April14 List of books purchased by Mr. Jeffries from J. Lackington Bookseller (London), written on the back of a broadside from J. Lackington
    • Box-folder 3:96
      1787 October 06 Bill of Sale for 52,803 acres of land in Montgomery County, Virginia, to Wilson Cary Nicholas
    • Box-folder 3:97
      1788 April 02 Receipt for Payment by Wilson Cary Nicholas of debt owed John Ambler by Robert C. Nicholas
    • Box-folder 3:98
      1789 January 18 Promissory Note, for money owed George and Wilson Cary Nicholas by John Nicholas
    • Box-folder 3:99
      1790 September 15 Indenture, made between Edward Carter, Charles Lilbourn Lewis, Howell Lewis, and Edward Moore, a majority of the Trustees for the town of Milton, and William D. Meriwether and Nicholas M. Lewis of the County of Albemarle
    • Box-folder 3:100
      1791 December 09 Seven Geographical Lottery Tickets
    • Box-folder 3:101
      1791 Receipt, signed by Wilson Cary Nicholas; Received by Jacob Kinney
    • Box-folder 3:102
      1794 February 10 "A List of Land Office treasury warrants received of…Wilson Cary Nicholas by the hand of Mr. Jacob Kinney."
    • Box-folder 3:103
      1794 April 08 Receipt, for Land Office Warrants from Wilson Cary Nicholas in name of William Patterson; signed by [Hudson?] Martin
    • Box-folder 3:104
      1795 March 14 Indenture, for the sale of 791 acres of land in Albemarle County to Wilson Cary Nicholas by John Harris
    • Box-folder 3:105
      1796 Two financial papers of Wilson Cary Nicholas
    • Oversize
      1796 August 27 Bill documenting the sale of the use of a patent granted to Wilson Cary Nicholas, signed by Evan Evans on behalf of Oliver Evans, who invented and perfected improvements for the manufacturing of grain into flour (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
    • Box-folder 3:106
      1796 November 16 Receipt, paid by Peter Heiskell for his policy with the "Mutual Assurance Society against Fire on Buildings"
    • Box-folder 3:107
      1797 June 02 Promissory Note, signed by George Peyton, promissory to pay J.B. Nicholas
    • Box-folder 3:108
      1797 October 17 Receipt for taxes paid by John Coles on his carriage, signed by Matthew Rodes, Collector of the Revenue
    • Box-folder 4:1
      1798 January 01 Indenture, for sale of land to Wilson Cary Nicholas by Joshua and Peachey Fry
    • Oversize
      1798 February 05 Land grant, signed by Governor James Wood, granting land in Amherst County to Wilson Cary Nicholas. (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
    • Oversize
      1799 April 23 Indenture, for sale of land in Albemarle County by Wilson Cary Nicholas to William Walker. (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
    • Box-folder 4:2
      1799 May 11 Last Will and Testament of George Nicholas (Copy)
    • Box-folder 4:3
      1799 September 06 Last Will and Testament of Wilson Cary Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:4
      [c. 1799] Account settlement made from estate of George Nicholas for debts owed Wilson Cary Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:5
      [c. 1799] Account settlement made from Estate of Colonel G[eorge] Nicholas for debts owed Wilson Cary Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:6
      [c. 1800] Statement of account owed various people by estate of George Nicholas, signed by J[ames] M[orrison]
    • Box-folder 4:7
      1801 May 30 Two receipts for "Arms and Accoutrements," one delivered by Wilson Cary Nicholas to Major John Jordan, the other delivered by David [Wharton?] to John Jordan, 1st Battalion 47th Regiment
    • Box-folder 4:8
      1801 May 31 Indenture, for purchase of land on Green Mountain by Wilson Cary Nicholas from John Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:9
      1802-1803 Record of 'Sales of Negroes' by [Estate of George Nicholas?] to approximately thirty-five different parties, including columns for time of payment, names of Negroes sold, purchasers names, and amount of sale
    • Box-folder 4:10
      1802 September 21 Financial Contract between Wilson Cary Nicholas and Samuel Smith
    • Box-folder 4:11
      1803 May 23 A settlement of account between Wilson Cary Nicholas and the estate of George Nicholas, signed by the auditors, Cuthbert Banks and John [Postlethwait?]
    • Oversize
      1803 September 13 Land Grant signed by Governor John Page, giving land in Albemarle County to Wilson Cary Nicholas (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
    • Box-folder 4:12
      1803-1804 Invoice, for goods bought by Wilson Cary Nicholas from Liston Temple
    • Box-folder 4:13
      1804 July 01 Bill of Account, for money owed Samuel Smith by Wilson Cary Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:14
      1804 November 01 Indenture, for sale of land in Albemarle County to Benjamin Childers by Wilson Cary Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:15
      1805 March 02 Receipt, for notes turned over to Wilson Cary Nicholas by Edmund Randolph to serve as payment for the latter's debts
    • Box-folder 4:16
      1805 September 07 Waiver of debt owed Edmund Randolph by Wilson Cary Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:17
      1805 September 07 Transfer of title for property of Edmund Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas for security against a slave sale by Edmund Randolph to Wilson Cary Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:18
      1806 February 28 Wilson Cary Nicholas's last will and testament
    • Box-folder 4:19
      1806 June 07 Invoice, for goods sold Wilson Cary Nicholas by Taylor and Brown
    • Box-folder 4:20
      1807-1808 Transaction Notes between Wilson Cary Nicholas and Reuben and James Lindsay for sale of land and shares
    • Box-folder 4:21
      1808 May 24 List of Wilson Cary Nicholas's tobacco weights, signed by Mosby Young
    • Box-folder 4:22
      1809 March 22 Bill of Exchange, from Isaac A. Coles to Baguenault & Company, Paris
    • Box-folder 4:23
      1809-1810 Invoice, for goods purchased from James Leitch by Wilson Cary Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:24
      1811 September 05 Indenture, for sale of Albemarle County land by Wilson Cary Nicholas to Robert Morrison
    • Box-folder 4:25
      1798-1812 Bill of Account for Wilson Cary Nicholas with James Morrison
    • Box-folder 4:26
      1812 September 03 Transfer of Title to an Annuity from Ann and Lewis Sanders to Nelson Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:27
      1812 December 11 Financial Document concerning the value of a lot on Cary Street, [Richmond, Virginia] belonging to [Wilson Cary Nicholas?] and the Nicholas family
    • Box-folder 4:28
      [1812?] Wilson Cary Nicholas's Notes concerning [the relationship of the United States and Great Britain?]
    • Box-folder 4:29
      1815 - 1816 Invoice, for goods purchased by Wilson Cary Nicholas from Sewell Osgood
    • Box-folder 4:30
      1815 Invoice, for goods purchased from Ed. Hallam by Wilson Cary Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:31
      1815 June-August Invoice, for goods purchased by Wilson Cary Nicholas from Nelson and Drew
    • Box-folder 4:32
      1815 -1816 Notes, between Wilson Cary Nicholas and Mr. Archer, concerning thirteen orders for bushels of coal
    • Box-folder 4:33
      1815 December 18 Invoice, for goods bought by J. James, Jr. from William J. Coles
    • Box-folder 4:34
      1815 December 19 Invoice for goods bought by Wilson Cary Nicholas from Carter H. Drew
    • Box-folder 4:35
      1815-1816 Bill of Account, for services done for Wilson Cary Nicholas by James Morrison
    • Box-folder 4:36
      1816 January 16 Promissory Note, for $462.40 owed Samuel Smith Nicholas by John N. Nicholas; also signed by Wilson Cary Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:37
      1816 January 19 Invoices, for coal bought by Wilson Cary Nicholas from William Archer and D. M. Thornton & Company
    • Box-folder 4:38
      1816 January Annual Report of the Keeper of the Penitentiary, presented to the General Assembly, discusses in great detail staff salaries and compensation.
      6 pp.
    • Box-folder 4:39
      1816 March 21 Public Letter from Wilson Cary Nicholas, as Governor, to the Senators of Virginia in Congress, James Barbour and Armistead T. Mason, discusses the purchase of land in the state of Ohio and the development of roads along and apart from rivers through the country in the betterment of travel and commerce (Copy)
    • Box-folder 4:40
      1816 April 02 Document, authorizing Albert G. Ruffin of Henrico County to practice law in Virginia, signed by Spencer Roane, Francis Brooke, and William H. Cabell (copy)
    • Box-folder 4:41
      1816 April 04 "Receipt to make Madeira wine," in unknown hand
    • Box-folder 4:42
      1816 April 08 Wilson Cary Nicholas, Last Will and Testament
    • Box-folder 4:43
      1816 July 05 Invoice, for goods bought by Wilson Cary Nicholas from Ed. Hallam
    • Box-folder 4:44
      1816 July 06 Invoice, for goods bought by Wilson Cary Nicholas from Smith & Penn
    • Box-folder 4:45
      1816 July 14 Invoice, for goods bought by Wilson Cary Nicholas from Charles Beck
    • Box-folder 4:46
      1816 July 30 Certificate, concerning the good character of Albert G. Ruffin, signed by J.B. Whitlock and William Mayo
    • Box-folder 4:47
      1818 February 03 Albert G. Ruffin's license to practice law in Mississippi
    • Box-folder 4:48
      1818 February 19 Albert G. Ruffin's license to practice law in the Alabama Territory, signed by that territory's governor, William Bibb
    • Box-folder 4:49
      1818 August 22 Certificate, granting Wilson Cary Nicholas power of attorney for John Nicholas; signed by John Nicholas and H.W. McNair.
    • Box-folder 4:50
      1819 December 11 Deposition, Taken from Erasmus Stribling for a case in which Wilson Cary Nicholas was defendant concerning the sale of shares in the Bank of Virginia. Includes a copy of a letter from Wilson Cary Nicholas to [Stribling?], dated 1812 April 15. Concerns a case surrounding the Bank of Virginia, its validity, establishment, legality, and its practices of lending and giving out shares.
      8 pp.
    • Box-folder 4:51
      1819 Bill of Account, for goods bought by John Harman and Albert G. Ruffin from Francis Guthrie
    • Box-folder 4:52
      [1799-1820] Abstracts of documents in the cases of Wilson Cary Nicholas's estate with Morrison and Owings
    • Box-folder 4:53
      1822 "A List of Articles sold by Thomas J. Randolph, Wilson Cary Nicholas, Jr., and Robert C. Nicholas Administrators with the will annexed of Wilson Cary Nicholas" includes the names of the purchasers, item, and amount of sale, at Warren, Virginia
    • Box-folder 4:54
      1822-1823 Six miscellaneous items, regarding the estate of Wilson Cary Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:55
      1823 February 11 Certificate, giving Thomas Jefferson Randolph power of attorney, signed by Margaret Nicholas [Mrs. Wilson Cary Nicholas] Copy
    • Box-folder 4:56
      1823 February 11 Certificate, Documenting Margaret Nicholas's Withdrawal of her Objection to the Sale of land belonging to her husband, Wilson Cary Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:57
      ____ December 04 Bill of Account for goods purchased by [?] Nicholas from [James Richie?]
    • Box-folder 4:58
      N.D. Extract from Bill; George Nicholas vs. S. Beall. This extract contains a section that pertains to Edmund Randolph, Unknown hand
    • Box-folder 4:59
      N.D. Wilson Cary Nicholas memoranda concerning the militia and government issues, Fragment
    • Box-folder 4:60
      N.D. Wilson Cary Nicholas's Notes on the State of the Currency, Concerns the value of the present currency in relation to that of Great Britain
    • Box-folder 4:61
      N.D. Wilson Cary Nicholas's Notes on 'Military Bounty.' Fragment. Discusses the history of the military of the United States and suggests means of funding and compensating those who participate [written after 1800?]
    • Box-folder 4:62
      N.D. Five lottery tickets for the benefit of William and Mary University. Signed by Robert Saunders, 'for the commissioners'
    • Box-folder 4:63
      N.D. Blank subpoena, signed by John Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:64
      N.D. Wilson Cary Nicholas, draft manuscript on pardons. Discusses the ramifications and qualifications of and for pardons by the executive, mentioning the constitution and its stipulations
    • Box-folder 4:65
      N.D. Record of land owned by George Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:66
      N.D. Wilson Cary Nicholas's Notes on slaves and lands, Warren Estate
    • Box-folder 4:67
      N.D. Incomplete brief biographical sketch of George Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:68
      N.D. Bill of account, for Wilson Cary Nicholas with Robert Woods, to his executors [post 1820]
    • Box-folder 4:69
      N.D. List of Debts, written in Wilson Cary Nicholas's hand
    • Box-folder 4:70
      N.D. Statement concerning the settlement of George Nicholas's estate with Wilson Cary Nicholas
    • Box-folder 4:71
      N.D. List of the names and prices for Edmund Randolph's slaves in Wilson Cary Nicholas's hand
    • Box-folder 4:72
      N.D. Wilson Cary Nicholas's Notes; Three items concerning making charts of the Virginia counties, surveying the district between the Alleghany and Blue Ridge Mountains, and a survey of ferries, bridges, public roads, rivers, creeks, etc. in Virginia
    • Box-folder 4:73
      N.D. Wilson Cary Nicholas's financial notes, Four items
    • Box-folder 4:74
      N.D. Biographical and legal information about the Ambler family, in an unknown hand. Discusses the estates and properties of Mary Ambler and their relationship to Robert C. Nicholas's holdings, especially in land and tobacco
  • Subseries C: Militia Papers
    • Box-folder 4:75
      1776 August 1 Instructions to Colonel Charles Lewis, 2nd Battalion of Minute Men, signed by John Page, President of the Council. Instructs Lewis to order the captains in his command to march their companies to their respective counties in an expedition against the Indians
    • Box-folder 4:76
      1780 October 26 Commission appointing Wilson Cary Nicholas a Lieutenant of Volunteers, signed by Ro[bert] Lawson, giving Nicholas the authority to serve in the state in the event of an invasion
    • Box-folder 4:77
      1781 January 26 A Return of the Men under Brigadier General Lawson.
    • Box-folder 4:78
      1789 February 24 Commission, appointing Wilson Cary Nicholas [Albemarle] County Lieutenant, signed by Beverly Randolph, Governor
    • Box-folder 4:79
      1790 A Return of the 47th Regiment
    • Box-folder 4:80
      1794 April 11 Three Commissions, appointing Walter Coles and John Kerr to the Virginia Militia and appointing Wilson Cary Nicholas Lieutenant Colonel in the Virginia Militia; signed by James Woods Lieutenant Governor
    • Box-folder 4:81
      1794 September 20 Brigade Orders, signed by John Guerrant, Jr. Indicates that the Brigade should march to Winchester
    • Box-folder 4:82
      1794-1795 A Record of Fines for not attending the Militia Muster
    • Box-folder 4:83
      1795 April 07 List of Fines levied against men in the 47th Regiment
    • Box-folder 4:84
      1795 - 1796 Regimental Account, kept by Edward Garland
    • Box-folder 4:85
      1796-1797 A Return of the Militia
    • Box-folder 4:86
      1797 May 22 "A Return of 1st Battalion 47th Regiment…"
    • Box-folder 4:87
      1797 October 22 Return for Flank Company, 2nd Battalion, 47th Regiment of Albemarle County Militia
    • Box-folder 4:88
      1798 October. Return of the 47th Regiment of the Virginia Militia
    • Box-folder 4:89
      1800 July 31 James Monroe to Wilson Cary Nicholas, printed letter, 2 copies, concerns the arms allotted to Albemarle and Warren
    • Box-folder 4:90
      1801 August 22 Brigade Orders, signed by John Guerrant, Provides information on the meeting places and times for the various regiments in Virginia
    • Box-folder 4:91
      N.D. Third Brigade Orders, signed by John Guerrant, Jr. Details the set of movements for the militia and provides some information on who will be in command of the various regiments
    • Box-folder 4:92
      N.D. Regimental Orders. Describes the deployment and movement of certain members of the regiment to Charlottesville.
    • Box-folder 4:93
      N.D. List of militia officers.
    • Box-folder 4:94
      N.D. List of officers in the 47th Regiment.
    • Box-folder 4:95
      N.D. A return of the 47th Regiment, signed by Wilson Cary Nicholas
Series II: Randolph Papers
  • Box-folder 5:1
    1786 April 27 [J. Annesley?] to Martha Jefferson, sends an "angry" letter over lack of response from the recipient.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:2
    1790 December 08 Thomas Thompson to Thomas Randolph, Jr., Requests that Randolph write to 'Mr. Jefferson' on his behalf as he is hoping to be Consular Agent at Lisbon.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:3
    1794 November 19 Edmund Randolph to [?], concerns the sale of the land at Martin's Hundred. Offer by Daniel Hylton is too low and asks the recipient to contact Daniel Fisher of Greensville to whom the land has also been offered.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:4
    1794 January 3 Charles Lee to William Hay, Concerns the suit of Macon against Ambler and the Executors claim on behalf of Robert C. Nicholas upon Ambler's estate.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:5
    1799 October 11 Willis Green to Colonel Thomas Todd, Writing on behalf of William Reid, requesting $1000 as security for the debt due from the estate of Colonel Nicholas.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:6
    1805 July 27 Edmund Randolph to Thomas M. Randolph. Asks what he should do with T.M.'s suit against 'Burton.'
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:7
    1807 October 26 James Morrison to Wilson Cary Nicholas, Jr. Concerns the leasing of a house and lots to Thomas Hart by Nicholas and General Smith; expresses distress over [Robert Carter Nicholas?] deciding to join the navy; some business in Richmond; Morrison will not abandon the idea of publishing the law notes.
    7 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:8
    1819 June 7 Peggy Nicholas to Jane [Randolph],Various news about family and friends.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:9
    [1821] June 27 Thomas Jefferson to [?] Transcript Pencil Copy. Some information on land, harvesting, and the repair and rebuilding of the mill.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:10
    1821 November 26 [Robert Carter Nicholas] to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, a brief criticism on Wilson's communication skills, attributes it to 'novel reading.' Approves of what Randolph is doing and going to do concerning the bank. Some discussion of buying land. Some discourse on why 'this country has much to recommend it as a money making country,'
    4 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:11
    1822 April 30 Israel Pickens to A.G. Ruffin, concerns legal business in Washington County which he had transferred to Ruffin .
    3 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:12
    1822 July 7 Sarah Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Complains about the extreme heat. Recounts recent travels. Further discusses other aspects of society, family and future travel plans.
    4 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:13
    1822 September 30 Robert Carter Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Expresses anxiety about committing accounts and bonds to the mail but fever in New Orleans prevents finding a private carrier. He is also worried about the debt for the "Ohio Negroes" being due this fall and discusses his prospects in detail. Expresses how difficult it seems to be for him to return to Virginia by the end of the year.
    3 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:14
    1822 November 12 P[hilip] N[orbonne?] Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Explains the difficulties in retaining slaves that seem to have been encumbered to the bank on account of debt of his brother, Lewis.
    3 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:15
    [1824 April 16] Sample of Tobacco, from the Editor of American Farmer to "The Honorable [Joseph?] Vance."
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:16
    1825 March Triplett F. Estes to Colonel Thomas Mann Randolph. Recounts how Mr. Aiken called upon him asking him for the names of all the youngest Negroes at the Varina estate.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:17
    1825 September 22 C.J. Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Acknowledges receipt of a letter and accompanying enclosures.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:18
    1825 October James Gibbon to Thomas Mann Randolph, concerning the possible sale of ewes.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:19
    1826 April 3 P[hilip] N[orbonne?] Nicholas to [Thomas Jefferson Randolph]. Package sent to General [Samuel] Smith and instructions pertaining to its delivery.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:20
    1826 August 3 [Thomas Jefferson Randolph] to John M. Perry and James Dinsmore (draft). Furnishes the details for the tombstone to be erected in honor of Thomas Jefferson, including his inscription, as the last of his personal melancholy duties to his grandfather.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:21
    1826 November 1 Samuel H. Smith to [Thomas Jefferson Randolph]. Concerns the undertaking of a memoir of Thomas Jefferson for the Columbian Institute.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:22
    1827 January 31 William Starke to Albert G. Ruffin. Recommends the home of John Jones for the possible boarding arrangements for Ruffin's son.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:23
    1827 February 1, 7 William Starke to Albert G. Ruffin. Response to his inquiry about the conduct of our public men. Starke believes that the administration is Federal and President [John Quincy Adams] and Secretary of State [Henry Clay] are "base men moving on to consolidation with a high hand - Our Senator [John] Randolph [of Roanoke] was their avowed enemy, they feared him, their supporters feared him - his watchfulness, his keen penetration, his bold address in fine his powerful mind was a terror to them, he was in favor of state rights and a zealous and uniform friend of the Constitution." Feels that our [Hanover] delegates, Davis and Cunningham, were warmly opposed to Randolph's re-election and they voted against him, voting instead for [John] Tyler. 3 pages Accompanying is a note concerning the late sending of the letter.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:24
    1827 February 13 William Starke to Albert G. Ruffin. Concerns legislative issues and future political candidates and wishes Ruffin to come visit.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:25
    1827 Mar 7 William Pollard to Albert G. Ruffin. Declines an invitation to spend tomorrow with him due to expected company.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:26
    [1827 Mar 7] William Pollard to Albert G. Ruffin. Political issues. Hopes that "some person other than [John Quincy] Adams or [Andrew] Jackson may be found to guide the vessel of State."
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:27
    1827 August 15 T.H. Drew to Albert G. Ruffin. Invoice for goods purchased.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:28
    1827 October 25 Edmund Fontaine to Albert G. Ruffin. Concerns political controversy between Jackson and Adams supporters in Hanover County.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:29
    1828 January 18 Thomas M. Randolph, to the Editors of the Richmond Enquirer, Messrs. Ritchie & Gooch, (Copy)Demands an acknowledgement or a denial of an expression used in the paper that was insulting to him.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:30
    1828 Mar William Starke to Albert G. Ruffin. Starke agrees to be at Ruffin's house the following week to conduct some surveying.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:31
    1828 March 10 Franklin [Dexter], for the Committee on the Fine Arts, [of the Boston Athenaeum], to Joseph Coolidge, and on the same letter, Coolidge to Martha Randolph, and Martha Randolph to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Requests that Thomas Jefferson's collection of paintings be lent for an exhibition prior to their sale. Martha Randolph's reply includes a listing of the artwork and the condition of some of the paintings.
    3 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:32
    1828 August 30 William Pollard to Albert G. Ruffin. Some legislative matters concerning the [Tariff of 1828], aims to favor Virginia manufacturers, and his hope for the election of Andrew Jackson.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:33
    1828 October 8 Thomas Nelson to Albert G. Ruffin Acknowledges the receipt of $200 and recommends the wheat fans that they have on hand.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:34
    1828 December 15 P[hilip] N[orbonne] Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Acknowledges the receipt of a favor, and requests the letters between Judge [Lyons?] and his brother regarding his brother's claim on [Robinson's] estate.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:35
    1829 January 18 William Starke to A.G. Ruffin. Concerns Starke's decision to become a candidate for Delegate and other political matters, as well as a summary of the slaves belonging to the estate of his brother John.
    3 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:36
    1829 March 4 P[hilip] N[orbonne] Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Seeks to have Randolph as an endorser for a $2500 note in the Farmers Bank and other business, made secure by rent received from a wharf he owns in Baltimore.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:37
    1829 March 18 P[hilip] N[orbonne] Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Has not yet received an answer to the letter of March 4th.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:38
    1829 April 29 T. [Nicholas Philip Trist] to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns various appointments and personages in Washington, saying that Linnaeus Smith was the most inefficient of all the officers in the department and "did nothing but read novels and copy scraps of poetry." Also mentions Nathaniel P. Poor catalogue.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:39
    1829 July 31 William Starke to Mrs. Eliza Ruffin. Sends her the account of sales and the inventory and appraisement [for the estate of her husband, Albert G. Ruffin ?].
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:40
    1829 August 7 J[oseph] C[oolidge] to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Mr. [Jared] Sparks has asked him to procure a copy of "Mr. Jefferson's works" before they are published, so it can be reviewed by Edward Everett in The North American Review. Also comments on how Lafayette has acquired a copy from Rives and is offering to get them translated and published in Paris.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:41
    1829 August 29 Thomas M. Randolph of Tuckahoe to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Requests T.J. to inquire about the two hundred bushels of seed wheat requested of his brother, Lewis.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:42
    1829 October 3 Robert Carter Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns traveling by river from Wheeling and by road as well as discusses the state of the roads in the region, mentioning in particular the [Guyandotte?] Road.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:43
    1829 November 23 E.F. Cabell to Eliza Ruffin. Concerns the transfer of one Adeline to the service of Mrs. Ruffin and describes her trip to Richmond where she heard political luminaries speak.
    4 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:44
    1829 November 30 Archibald Ritchie to Mrs. Eliza Ruffin, Discusses various personal and business matters, including his inability to visit due to the impairment of his gig horse and he has not yet found a suitable overseer for her.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:45
    1829 December 26 D.A. Cardwell to Mrs. Eliza Ruffin, Encloses his bill for a cloak, etc..
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:46
    1830 January 17 J[oseph Coolidge] to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns the terms for publishing the works of Thomas Jefferson.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:47
    1830 March 10 Robert Carter Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns subscribers who are anxious to get their books and the handling of damaged copies.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:48
    1830 March 11 [E.F. Cabell?] to Mrs. Eliza Ruffin. Concerns the inability of Adeline to find a home and troubles with boarders.
    4 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:49
    1830 July 19 Robert Carter Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns the shipping, payment for and subscriptions to books, probably the works of Thomas Jefferson. Also one particular book seller, [Callele?] who writes extremely voluminous letters.
    3 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:50
    1830 July 23 Joseph Coolidge to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. More concerning the business of selling of the works of Thomas Jefferson, settling of accounts between the family, and costs related to the education of George [Randolph].
    3 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:51
    1830 August 29 Joseph Coolidge to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns the availability of the books as well as problems resulting from two editions of the works [of Thomas Jefferson] being circulated simultaneously.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:52
    1830 August 1 Francis Eppes to Chiswell Dabney. Concerns the closing of an account.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:53
    c. 1830 A Discourse on Taxation - in an unknown hand.
    3 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:54
    1831 February 6 Martha Randolph to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Various domestic matters as well as a preference for Virginia schools as that is where her children were born.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:55
    1831 June 14 [Martha] Randolph to Sarah [?]. Domestic matters as well as the issue of George returning before the end of the cruise.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:56
    1831 June 18 Joseph Coolidge to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns the health and welfare of family members.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:57
    1831 June 23 Nelson Key and Reuben B. Patterson to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns the estate of the Key family.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:58
    1831 September 7 Joseph Coolidge to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Continued difficulties over the publication of an additional edition of Thomas Jefferson's works by Gray and Bowen with pertinent portions of the contract included.
    3 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:59
    1831 September 27 Gray and Bowen to Joseph Coolidge; with Joseph Coolidge to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns the claims of the publishers over the editions of the book and their propositions concerning the resolution of the problem.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:60
    c. 1832 Sally [?] to Eliza Ruffin. Expresses thanks for received roses and invites Eliza to visit.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:61
    c. 1832 John Brockenbough to Eliza Ruffin. Invitation to dinner.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:62
    1833 February 8 Martha Randolph to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. A playfully curt letter demanding correspondence from her son at least as often as he sends money and her thankfulness for the liberality of friends which has spared her the drudgery of running a school; the absence of Joseph Coolidge and Ellen's recent loss of a child has forced the expense of another journey to Boston.
    3 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:63
    1834 January 17 Samuel Leitch to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Legal issues concerning the Jefferson books.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:64
    1835 January 9 N.H. Lewis to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns the purchase of land from a Mr. Stewart.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:65
    1836 J.C.R. and Patsey Taylor to [Thomas Jefferson Randolph]. Introduces Dr. McCormick, a "warm Jackson Van Buren man" and describes a Chamberlin land acquisition. Patsey writes to her father about family and friends.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:66
    1836 March 29 [?] Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Business matters of borrowing and lending concerning a road from Wheeling to Cumberland.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:67
    1836 December 30 J.C.R. Taylor to [Thomas Jefferson Randolph]. Concerns an upcoming election, mentions the Democrats, Republicans and Whigs as well as Richard E. Byrd of Winchester, who is a Whig.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:68
    1837 January 16 J.C.R. Taylor to [Thomas Jefferson Randolph]. Clarification of his thoughts on Richard E. Byrd's party affiliation as well as some words concerning his temper as unsuitable for a judge and other political thoughts; Patsey implores her father not to consider running for governor.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:69
    1837 February 1 Patsey Taylor to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns the wheat crop and other farming related issues, including the buildings at the farm being far enough along that the overseer and slaves have moved there.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:70
    1838 January 5 Robert C. Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Nicholas states that he is engaged in a "very unprofitable and tedious discussion on abolition" with General Smith as per Calhoun's Resolutions. He is waiting to hear from Randolph on some issues before he goes before the committee, especially the currency issue.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:71
    1838 January 23 Patsey Taylor to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Various domestic matters such as health, education and leisure activities, including reading Napoleon's biography and other books.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:72
    1838 February 20 Robert C. Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Discusses [Henry] Clay's Sub-treasury Bill, which he characterizes as an "infernal bill" which will be pushed to a decision in the Senate while still in an unacceptable shape.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:73
    1838 March 6 Robert C. Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Finds Randolph's reasons for supporting the Sub-treasury Bill fallacious and discusses the charge that "anti-sub-treasuryists" are the vassals of the banks; he encloses a copy of a bill lately passed by the Legislature of Louisiana to regulate and restrict their banks for his edification.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:74
    1838 June 27 Robert C. Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Writes that the Sub-treasury Bill was lost, and asks that Randolph send to Mr. Buchanan the "Rules and Regulations of the University" that Randolph gave him previously but was mistakenly left behind in their room.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:75
    1838 September 1 Robert C. Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Having left the Guyandotte [River] on Tuesday morning, he mentions the ills of traveling to New Orleans when the river is low and various items.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:76
    1834 March 8 Thomas Shores to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Shores has decided to bring his agency in the Jefferson Lottery to a close, eleven tickets are still out and he ask Randolph to draw upon him for the amount of $110.00.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:77
    1840 June 24 Patsey Taylor to Jane Randolph. Concerns the safety of her sister and other matters of friends and family.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:78
    1840 August 10 Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Business matters concerning two notes.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:79
    1840 September 8 Thomas C. Randolph to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Asks what he should do with the works of Jefferson still on hand in Vickburg.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:80
    1841 January 13 Patsey Taylor to Mrs. Francis G. Ruffin, [Caryanne?]. Domestic matters and sends best wishes to Caryanne in light of her recent marriage, asking her to visit before their mother leaves.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:81
    1841 April 26 John Thompson Jr. to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Business matters concerning his draft.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:82
    1841 June 30 Patsey Taylor to her mother, Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Randolph, [Jane], An account of her travel to Leesburg and other matters of family and friends.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:83
    1841 July 30 John R. Triplett to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Business matters.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:84
    1841 August 10 Dr. H[enry] I[ngersoll] Bowditch to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Requests either the originals or copies of the correspondence of his father, Nathaniel Bowditch, to Thomas Jefferson.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:85
    1841 August 18 Thomas J. Michie to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Expresses the wish to enroll his daughter at Mrs. Randolph's school [the Edgehill School] and asks him for all the pertinent information.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:86
    1841 August 31 Henry Page to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Informs Randolph that his daughter Martha will return to the [Edgehill School] in the Fall.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:87
    1841 September 5 Womble and Deane to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns the news upon the arrival of Britannia about the good price of flour.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:88
    1841 September 6 [R.W. Gwathmey?] to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Writes concerning a letter from Messrs. Lewis Rogers & Co. of Havre about a sight draft, requesting payment so it can be sent to Mr. Rogers, currently in New York.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:89
    1841 September 8 Chapman Johnson to Thomas Jefferson Randolph - with copies of letters from J.J. Sylvester of University College, London, to Johnson and Johnson to Sylvester. Concerns Sylvester's appointment to the professorship of mathematics at the University of Virginia.
    3 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:90
    1841 November 11 Womble and Deane to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns a note at [the Farmer's Bank of Virginia?] that cannot be renewed without Colonel Curry's endorsement.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:91
    1841 [November] 14 C.D. Everett to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns dental services and other financial matters.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:92
    1841 November 29 A.M. Harrison to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Requests on the behalf of a colleague that Randolph use his influence in promoting his election.
    3 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:93
    1841 December 10 Stephen Bowers to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Requests the admittance of his sister-in-law, Sally C. Board, as a pupil.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:94
    1841 December 27 W. B. Buchanan to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Lengthy letter requesting Randolph's aid in procuring slaves of a specific quality, specifying an elderly couple and a younger daughter.
    4 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:95
    1842 January 5 Edward G. Caruthers to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns a misunderstanding concerning a slave named James and whether he was to stay in the service of Caruthers for a year or return to Randolph.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:96
    1842 January 10 Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns the value of slaves, which has reduced a third within a month, and his business with Mr. Rogers.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:97
    1842 January 12 Womble and Deane to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. A note for $250.00, endorsed by Colonel Carr for P. Trist, must be thrown out for want of a blank.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:98
    1842 January 14 W.M. Smith to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Among financial matters, states that the country will have to fight England on the ocean in order to reach her vessels and protect our own shores from desolation.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:99
    1842 January 21 Thomas W. Gilmer to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, concerning a pension for Mrs. Via, discusses the Treasury note bill checkmated by Rives and others in the Senate, and his relationship with Webster is not good enough to approach him on the subject.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:100
    [1848] January 31 R[ichard] K[idder] Meade to Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Concerns the morality of dancing and other domestic matters, chiefly as a critical response to some issues contained in a previous letter.
    4 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:101
    1862 - 1865 G.W. Randolph to his wife, Mary [Elizabeth Adams] Randolph. Four letters and several news clippings concerning George W. Randolph's service to the Confederacy during the Civil War.
    16 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:102
    1864 - 1869 Papers of the [Confederate] Soldiers' Christian Association, 21 items
  • Box-folder 5:103
    [1887] April 23 Sarah Nicholas Randolph to W.P. Garrison, sends her apologies for the condition of the manuscript she mailed yesterday, explaining "that the writer is a delicate woman, who being the head of a school numbering over a hundred pupils - thirty-five of whom live in the house with her leads a laborious life and one encompassed with many cares and not a few sorrows." The letter includes twelve pages of extracts from Jefferson Correspondence.
  • Box-folder 5:104
    n.d. Paper sent by unidentified writer to Albert G. Ruffin, concerning whether out of the debt of gratitude to General Andrew Jackson, he should be elected president, comparing him to Sergeant William Jaspers who replaced the flag staff on the battery of Fort Moultrie, Charleston, in the face of heavy British fire.
    1 page (draft)
  • Box-folder 5:105
    n.d. Untitled - Ghost Story.
    8 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:106
    n.d. William Starke to Albert G. Ruffin. Alludes to various matters and subjects, including the trial of some Negroes for hog-stealing.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:107
    n.d. W.C. Nicholas' instructions to Thomas Jefferson Randolph in bargaining for Pantops. [fragment].
  • Box-folder 5:108
    n.d. Doctor Nelson's Prescription. Root of Wild Horehound, Root of Black Briar, and Apple Brandy.
    2 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:109
    n.y. January 15 William Pollard to Albert G. Ruffin. Decline to a dinner invitation, news of Madison and Monroe being put on the electoral ticket.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:110
    n.y. February 14 Joseph Coolidge to Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Business matters with Messrs. Gray and Bowen, followed by family matters.
    1 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:111
    n.d. J.C.R. [Aunt Jane] to Jane Randolph. Various notes on domestic issues, gardening, chickens, family news, etc.
    8 pp.
  • Box-folder 5:112
    n.d. Thomas Ritchie to Albert G. Ruffin. Announces the birth of a daughter and other matters.
    1 pp.
  • Miscellaneous & Financial and Legal
    • Box-folder 6:1
      1777 August 6 Map Showing A. Bryans Plan "For Dividing the County of Albemarle and Parish of St. Anne…" [into two parishes?] Perhaps owned by Thomas Jefferson
    • Box-folder 6:2
      1789 March 2 List of Clothing (Washing)
    • Box-folder 6:3
      1789 July 20 Receipt - For Money Paid Randolph Jefferson by Nicholas Lewis
    • Box-folder 6:4
      Post 1798 Statement owed Wilson Cary Nicholas by the Heirs of Benjamin Bache
    • Box-folder 6:5
      1799 October 10 Court Order Signed by Peter Tinsley
    • Box-folder 6:6
      1799 November News clipping from the Virginia [Argus?]. Half of the front page
    • Box-folder 6:7
      1810 June 25 Hand-Painted Woodcut of Adair Near Limerick
    • Box-folder 6:8
      [c. 1811 December] News clipping with a Cure for Sores and Information about the 8th Regiment of Virginia Militia
    • Box-folder 6:9
      1814 November 11 Unsigned Promissory Note by [Jefferson?] to Patrick Gibson
    • Box-folder 6:10
      1820 December 1 "Reducing the Interest of Money in this province of Georgia" Certified copy of the earlier law, March 27, 1759, was signed by Secretary of State Abner Hammond and Governor John Clark in 1820
    • Box-folder 6:11
      1821 March 7 Albemarle County Court Decision Sent to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, in the lawsuit of the President, Directors, & Co. of the Bank of the United States against Robert C. Nicholas, Wilson C. Nicholas and Thomas Jefferson Randolph, administrators of Wilson Cary Nicholas, deceased
    • Box-folder 6:12
      [ca. 1821] List of Slaves, their Ages and Prices, mentioning Perkins, probably related to the evaluation of slaves in Folder 62 in Box 3, giving a comparison evaluation with another person, represented by initials only
    • Box-folder 6:13
      1822 January 8 Albert G. Ruffin Admitted to Practice Law in the District Court of the United States for the Alabama District
    • Box-folder 6:14
      1823 March 6 Promissory Note Signed by Robert Wilson
    • Box-folder 6:15
      1823 March 8 Promissory Note Signed by John Duncan [?]
    • Box-folder 6:16
      1823 - 1825 Invoice - For Goods Bought by Miss Eliza Roane from Hall Neilson
    • Box-folder 6:17
      1824 Jan-Dec Invoice - For Goods Bought by Miss Eliza Roane from Parke Street
    • Box-folder 6:18
      1824 July - October Invoice - For Goods Bought by Miss Eliza Roane from E.E.C. Manley
    • Box-folder 6:19
      1824 - 1825 Invoice - For Goods Brought by Miss Eliza Roane from B.N. Dabney & Co.
    • Box-folder 6:20
      1824 A Bill to the Alabama Congress
    • Box-folder 6:21
      1825 May 4 Invoice - For Goods Bought by Albert G. Ruffin from Hall Neilson
    • Box-folder 6:22
      1825 September 3-6 2 Receipts - For Goods Bought by Eliza Ruffin from H & R Kyle
    • Box-folder 6:23
      1825 September 21 Some Records Pertaining to the Estate of William Ruffin
      [3 items]
    • Box-folder 6:24
      1825 - 1826 Albert G. Ruffin's Records
    • Box-folder 6:25
      1826 April Jefferson Lottery Ticket
    • Box-folder 6:26
      1826 - 1827 Invoice - For Goods Bought by Albert G. Ruffin from B.N. Dabney
    • Box-folder 6:27
      1826 - 1827 6 Financial Items of Albert G. Ruffin
    • Box-folder 6:28
      1826 - 1829 Mr. Eliza Ruffin's Accounts with Dr. G.A. Spiller
    • Box-folder 6:29
      1826 - 1835 Albert G. Ruffin's Account Book
    • Box-folder 6:30
      1827 October 24 Petition to the Hon. Andrew Stevenson for an Address that day after dinner to indicate his sentiments in relation to the upcoming Presidential election
    • Box-folder 6:31
      1828 February 25 Bill of Exchange
    • Box-folder 6:32
      1828 May-1829 June Invoice - For Goods Purchased by Mrs. A.G. Ruffin from Hall and Moore
    • Box-folder 6:33
      1828 August - July Albert G. Ruffin in Account with Judith Nelson
    • Box-folder 6:34
      1828 November 29 Bill of Lading - For Goods Shipped to Albert G. Ruffin
    • Box-folder 6:35
      1829 March 7 Deposit Slip of Thomas Jefferson Randolph
    • Box-folder 6:36
      1829 March Thomas Jefferson Randolph's Appointment of Bernard Peyton as Power of Attorney
    • Box-folder 6:37
      1829 July 23 Inventory of Estate of Albert G. Ruffin
    • Box-folder 6:38
      1829 - 1833 Mrs. Eliza Ruffin's Account with William Davenport
    • Box-folder 6:39
      1829 - 1836 James M. Kildoe to Mrs. Eliza Ruffin with her Bill of Account
    • Box-folder 6:40
      1830 Jan-Apr Mrs. Eliza Ruffin's Account with Thomas H. Drew
    • Box-folder 6:41
      1830 February 11 Concerning a Business Transaction Signed by Peter Miner, J.H. Earnest and Eliza Anderson
    • Box-folder 6:42
      1830 April-1832 Mrs. Eliza Ruffin's Account with John M. Anderson
    • Box-folder 6:43
      1830 June -1832 Mrs. Eliza Ruffin's Account with I.H. Drew
    • Box-folder 6:44
      1830 August-1831 Mrs. Eliza Ruffin's Account with Hall and Moore
    • Box-folder 6:45
      1830 - 1832 Francis G. Ruffin's Account Book and Financial Papers
    • Box-folder 6:46
      1831 March-1832 Mrs. Eliza Ruffin's Account with Dr. Street
    • Box-folder 6:47
      1831 November Mrs. Eliza Ruffin in Account with Penitentiary Store
    • Box-folder 6:48
      1831 Thomas Jefferson Randolph in Account with Sam Leitch
    • Box-folder 6:49
      1832 October 8 Mrs. Eliza Ruffin in Account with John S. Sydnor
    • Box-folder 6:50
      1833 Mrs. Eliza Ruffin's Account with Dr. Street, M.D
    • Box-folder 6:51
      1834 March-Dec Mrs. Eliza Ruffin in Account with Thomas Talley
    • Box-folder 6:52
      1834 June-Dec Mrs. Eliza Ruffin's Account with Dr. Street
    • Box-folder 6:53
      1835 January - July Mrs. Eliza Ruffin's Account with Binford, Brooks, Gay & Co.
    • Box-folder 6:54
      1835 May 6 A List of Voters on the Roll of Thomas Jefferson Randolph Objected to by Thomas W. Gilmer
    • Box-folder 6:55
      1836 February 16 Receipt - For Goods Purchased by Eliza Ruffin from Binford, Brooks, Gay & Co.
    • Box-folder 6:56
      1836 August - 1837 Mrs. Eliza Ruffin in Account with Binford, Brooks, Gay & Co.
    • Box-folder 6:57
      [c. 1836?] Epitaph of Martha Jefferson
    • Box-folder 6:58
      1842 January 5 Thomas Jefferson Randolph in Account with Womble and Dean
    • Box-folder 6:59
      1844 May 25 Receipt for thirty-eight pair of shoes bought by Thomas Jefferson Randolph and delivered by John, a servant of John O. Harris, for one dollar and twenty-five cents each
    • Box-folder 6:60
      1864 December General Randolph in Account with C. Ancill
    • Box-folder 6:61
      1864 15 Receipts - Quartermaster's Department, Confederate States of America, Thomas Jefferson Randolph - Quartermaster
    • Box-folder 6:62
      [ca. 1871] Reminiscences of Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph (1798-1871) by Thomas Jefferson Randolph for their daughter, Eliza MacDonald Ruffin
    • Box-folder 6:63
      n.d. Fragment of a Bookplate
    • Box-folder 6:64
      n.d. [Nicholas P. Trist's List of Some Letters for the Randolph Book on Jefferson?]
    • Box-folder 6:65
      n.d. 6 Items of Records Pertaining to Estate of Albert G. Ruffin
    • Box-folder 6:66
      n.d. Personal Expense Account of [Thomas Jefferson Randolph]
    • Box-folder 6:67
      n.d. Describing the Duties of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
    • Box-folder 6:68
      n.d. Petition to the General Assembly for Educating Slaves before Freeing Them
    • Box-folder 6:69
      n.d. Mr. H. Wood in Account with Robert Rives and Co.
    • Box-folder 6:70
      n.d. Sale Book
    • Box-folder 6:71
      n.d. Coin Impressions (Virginia 150 cent piece)
    • Box-folder 6:72
      n.d. Notes on the Importance of Agriculture
    • Box-folder 6:73
      n.d. An Account of Slave [Sales?]
    • Box-folder 6:74
      n.d. "Notes of the Courses [ _ ] of Fields Cultivated by Isaiah Haden on Land Belonging to Wm. Short Esq." Perhaps owned by T. Jefferson
    • Box-folder 6:75
      n.d. Photostatic copy of "A Plan of the Ways Leading to Albemarle Courthouse" with negatives; for original see (OS Edgehill-Randolph Folder)
    • Box-folder 6:76
      n.d. Accounts of Colonel Nicholas
    • Box-folder 6:77
      n.d. Greeting Cards - [Twentieth Century?] (2 items)
Series III: Drawings, Surveys, etc.
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    [1794-1796?] Several drawings or plans of stands or tables (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    [ca. 1785], n.d. 3 Pieces of Paper believed owned by Thomas Jefferson, one piece designated "Virginia Paper" and one with a watermark (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    1811 April 17 Thomas Jefferson Survey Map of Line Between "Lego" and "Pantops" (FC-2801, N-548), (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    1813 September Map of Tomahawk Creek Lands, by Joseph Slaughter, endorsed by Thomas Jefferson (FC-2849) (Negative 35-138-A), (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    1825 July 27 Plat of 1,699 acres of the Edgehill Tract surveyed by A. Broadhead (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    n.d. Survey and Plat of Land in Bedford County, Virginia (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    n.d. Thomas Jefferson Endorsed Wrapper (only) for "Surveys of Shadwell" (FC-3163), (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    n.d. Thomas Jefferson Endorsed Wrapper (only) for "Surveys of Lego" (FC-3164), (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    n.d. Plan for a well winch (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    n.d. Drawing of some type of unidentified mechanical equipment, labeled only "No. 4" (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    n.d. Thomas Jefferson Map of Area from Charlottesville to Milton (FC-3131, N-557), (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    n.d. Thomas Jefferson Map and Survey of Shadwell, Pantops, Lego, and Edgehill, roads from Charlottesville to various points in the area of Milton (N-526-A), (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    n.d. Thomas Jefferson Map and Survey of Shadwell, Pantops, Lego, and Edgehill, with springs and creek branches noted (FC-3137, N-526-C), (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    n.d. Thomas Jefferson Map and Survey of [Monticello?] (FC-3136, N-526-D), (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    n.d. Thomas Jefferson Map and Survey of Shadwell, Pantops, Lego, and Edgehill (FC-3138, N-526-E), (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    n.d. Thomas Jefferson Map and Survey of ["Shadwell"] with the notation "gate" (FC-3142, N-526-F), (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    n.d. Thomas Jefferson Survey Map of "Albemarle Lands" with note "measure of the triangles beginning them at S.W. end" (FC-3143, N-526-G), (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    n.d. Survey [possibly the East Range of the University of Virginia, with 3 Hotels?], (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    n.d. Survey [possibly the West Range of the University of Virginia, with 3 Hotels and Anatomical Hall ?], (OS Edgehill-Randolph Box)
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    n.d. "A Plan of the ways leading to Albemarle Courthouse ordered by the Honorable General Court to be taken under the direction of Messrs. James Quarles, James Garland, and William Woods, by Dan Smith (Negative 35-138-C), (OS Edgehill-Randolph Folder)
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    n.d. Chart of a High Water Mark of a River (OS Edgehill-Randolph Folder)

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