Extract from Virginia J. Randolph Trist to Nicholas P. Trist

He often made us little presents. I remember his giving us “Parents’ Assistant,” and that we drew lots, and that she who drew the longest straw had the first reading of the book—the next longest straw entitled the drawer to the second reading—the shortest, to the last reading and the ownership of the book.

Published in Henry S. Randall, Life of Thomas Jefferson (New York, 1858), 3:349–50.
Virginia J. Randolph Trist
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May 26, 1839
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