Mary Trist Jones Tournillon to Nicholas P. Trist

My Dear Son

Your Father wrote you on the 11th of this month enclosing a bill for $ 150 on Mackie Milne & Co of New York at sixty days after sight, and on the 14th he sent you another on the same house, for the same sum drawn at sight, and on the 18th I enclosed you the dupt duplicate of the one drawn at sight, as that of the first note was lost in our Post office Office which is most shamefully kept by a Man who cannot read the emolument being so trifling that no respectable person will take charge of it; Cassimer has Just brought this t duplicate of the first bill and at the same time a letter from the merchant, to whom your Father wrote respecting your sword, I send you the [. . .] of his letter, Cotton has fallen since I wrote to [. . .] 13 Cents though it is selling in France at 42 and sugar will not bring any price whatever this is all attributed to the great scarcity of money in orleans Orleans [. . .] affraid of being too late for the post and have only time to assure you of our tenderest affections—and request of you to write and write often

your Mother
M Tournillon
RC (NcU: NPT); addressed: “Nicholas P. Trist Cadet West Point New York”; stamped; postmarked La Fourche, 28 Dec.; endorsed by Trist: “My Mother, Decr 22d 1819.”
Marie Trist Jones Tournillon
Date Range
December 22, 1819