Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Nicholas P. Trist

Dear Nicholas

After a hard contest in which every combination of fraud & force have been put to trial against me I have been re elected by 95 votes proclaiming my self on the hustings The “avowed & unflinching advocate of abolition.” I suspected Mr Gilmer of having been sent by Tazewell & Gordon & othe[rs] from Washington to put me out, have you or could you hear of any expressions of theirs on this subject. I wish you would enquire & inform me

affectionately your
Th J Randolph
RC (DLC: NPT); endorsed by Trist: “Randolph, Thos J. apr. 4. ’32.”