Nicholas P. Trist to Andrew Jackson

Dear Sir,

On my way to the Steam boat at Baltimore, yesterday morning, I called at the post-office, where I found your kind passport to the confidence of your friends in the Southern country. I do not expect to have any time for making acquaintance with any body in my route; but I shall feel more comfortable by having such a protection in the case of any mishap.

I take the liberty to enclose a few lines to Lewis Randolph, to be kept and delivered to him in case of his coming on to Washington; or to be sent, in case you should learn that he is not coming on.—Miss Septimia is doing very well. As to myself, I, now and then, cough a good deal; but the weather has been very damp & unfavorable. I have little doubt that in the course of a week I shall be entirely free from it.

Present my kind regards to the several members of your family, and believe in my very affectionate attachment and respect.—In great haste,

N. P. Trist
RC (DLC: Andrew Jackson Papers); addressed: “Andrew Jackson President of the U. States Washington City. D.C.”; franked; postmarked Norfolk, 19 Dec.
Andrew Jackson
Date Range
December 18, 1835