Nicholas P. Trist to Andrew Jackson
|Dear Sir,||Norfolk, Decr 18. ’35|
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,