Extract from Elizabeth Trist to Catharine Wistar Bache

I have received a few days since a renewal of Mr Jeffersons constant friendship and wishes for my health and happiness with a little work entitled intercepted letters which he says may make me laugh on a gloomy day that it has the merit too of giving us a peep behind the curtain at those contemptible beings composing that Government which has forced us by its wrongs and indignities to become its enemy and has subjected us to the Mortification and Remorse of wishing some success to such a wretch as Bonaparte.

RC (PPAmP: Catherine Wistar Bache Papers); addressed: “Mrs Catharine Bache Princeton Jersey”; stamped; postmarked Martinsville, Virginia, 18 Dec.; endorsed by Bache: “Mrs Trist Dec 18. 1812.”

The enclosed little work was Thomas Moore’s pseudonymous Intercepted Letters; or The Twopenny Post Bag. To which are added, Trifles Reprinted (Philadelphia, 1813; Sowerby, no. 4519).

Elizabeth Trist
Catharine Wistar Bache
Date Range
December 13, 1813
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson