Nicholas P. Trist to Elizabeth Trist

My Dear Grandmother

Uncle Charles sets of tomorrow for Alexandria, Father and Mother have arrived at N. York, he was very well a week ago, but the gout has attacked him again it flies from his hand to the foot,—I hope Dear Grandmother you will forgive me for my neglect [. . .] I hope Aunt Harriot will be soon with you, Father and Mother will be at Philadelpia in eight or nine days, he is so very sick that he cannot write, poor Mother was up all night with him, who talks of going in the Ship Orleans or the Brig Mary I wrote to you on the 10th of August Uncle William says that he has made a valuable crop of corn this year I am rejoiced at the thought of going Philadelphia, and believe me always your affectionate Grandson,

Nicholas Trist
RC (NcU: NPT).