Nicholas P. Trist to Elizabeth Trist

My Dear Grandmother

I have been made extremely happy by receiving your kind letter. Brother and I go to school to Mr Debecour. and at eight O clock every morning we go to Mr Digraises to take our Danscing lessons.

It was my Mothers intention to place us under the care of Parson Chase, who promised to take us for eight hundred Dollars a year, Dancing, French. and washing, was to have been A seperate charge but the parents of the young Ladies who reside with him objected to our sex.

How much Dear Grandmother I wish to see you and Aunt Harriot, Remember me to all my friends. to Molly barnet in particular, and beleive me your most affectionate Grandson.

Nicholas Trist.

Brother sends A kiss to you and Aunt Harriot.

RC (NcU: NPT); addressed: “Mrs Elizabeth Trist”; endorsed by recipient: “N Trist.”