Martha Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist

Dear Nicholas

I have only time to write a single line, (more or less) to enclose the power of attorney to Jefferson. it is difficient in the recital of the act of legislature which I did not possess nor was a copy of it to be found in Boston. but perhaps if Jefferson has actually received the stock which I think he has, that will make no great difference if it does enclose the act to me by the return of the mail and it shall be rectified. the power of atorney to Dr Ramsay goes by this day’s mail with a few times to him, as you advised. one letter from Governor Taylor that I received I answered immediately. if there has been a second I have never seen it. I will write to Browse as soon as I obtain the information you ask for him as I am not very certain of his address I will enclose the letter to you to forward to him. your other letters demand more time for an answer than I shall have at my disposal but next week you may expect to hear from me and this letter must suffice for the weekly bulletin. we are all well babies and all love to all around you from dear Nicholas your affectionate mother

M Randolph

reading over your letter I see the power of atorney above mentioned is to be enclosed to Mr. John Vaughan of Philadelphia. it shall be done.

RC (NcU: NPT); dateline below signature; addressed: “To Nicholas P. Trist Charlottesville Albemarle County Virginia”; stamped; postmarked Boston, 14 Sept.; endorsed by Trist: “Randolph (Martha) & Coolidge. (Joseph) recd Sepr 21. 27.”