Lewis Livingston to Nicholas P. Trist

My Dear Nicholas

I have just received your two letters of the 25 and 28th ulto and I am sorry to find there is so little hope of seeing you in our neighbourood. Since you are so strict a disciplinarian and have put it all upon the score of duty I can not venture to say another word upon the subject but will content myself with expressing a hope that I shall be more fortunate on my return from the Springs—I start upon that excursion next monday and will probably be absent about ten days. I will write to you as soon as I get back—

I am sorry to hear Mr Tournillon has been so unwell—as however il n’y a pas de mal de fait I congratulate you upon his recovery—offer my best respects to him as well as to your mother when next you write to them—

Sincerely your friend
Lewis Livingston
RC (NcU: NPT); addressed: “Mr Nicholas P Trist West Point”; stamped; postmarked Rhinebeck, N.Y., 2 Aug.; endorsed by Trist: “L L— July 1st 1820.”

il n’y a pas de mal de fait: “There is no harm in fact.”

Lewis Livingston
Date Range
July 1, 1820