Extract from Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) to Nicholas Philip Trist

My dearest grand-father is just recovering from a fever which lasted three weeks without intermission, and which Dr. Watkins & my brother ascribe to his daily visits last summ fall to the Mill-dam where he was in the habit of remaining from breakfast until dinner time. but this fever was accompanied by the influenza that none of us have escaped; and violent perspirations every night render’d him too feeble to set up, or even to read without bringing on a head-ache: since these have ceased his recovery has been rapid, & will, I hope, soon be complete.

RC (DLC: NPT); addressed: “To Nicholas P. Trist Esqr Donaldsonville La-fourche Louisiana”; stamped and postmarked; endorsed by recipient: “Randolph (V.J.) Aug. 3. 23.”
Virginia J. Randolph Trist
Date Range
August 3, 1823
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