Nicholas P. Trist to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist)

Our mother is in heaven! she expired in our arms last night before we could get any assistance.—I had not time to promise it to herself, but I have to her angelic spirit that now floats above over me, that you will shall be a mother to her poor little infants.—

RC (NcU: NPT); unsigned; in the hand of Nicholas P. Trist; partially dated; addressed: “Virginia J. Randolph, Monticello Near Charlottesville Albemarle Co Virginia”; stamped; postmarked Donaldsonville, 28 Apr.