Thomas Eston Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist

My Dear Sir

I was sincerely grieved to hear of1 Mr Jeffersons illness, and should undoubtedly have been at MoCello, but I could not, without much inconvenience for several days past, use horse exercise—Do inform me particularly how our venerable and much revered friend is today—and give me your opinion of the propriety of sending an express to Francis to inform him of his Grandfather’s situation—I know that he idolizes him, and if danger be apprehended, he will think it unkind in me not to inform him of it—although I expect it will be disagreable to Mr Jefferson to have strangers to attend him, no doubt he will accept the willing assistance of his near connexions and intimate friends and I earnestly offer my services to sit up with him tonight or other time which will best suit your arrangements—God bless you all, and preserve the life of our common friend—Afftly Yrs

Thos Eston Randolph
RC (DLC: NPT); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “To Nichs P. Trist Esqre MoCello”; endorsed by Trist: “Randolph (T.E.) June 30. —26.”
1Manuscript: “of of.”
Thomas Eston Randolph
Date Range
June 30, 1826