Monticello Feb. 12. 28.
Called to Charlottesville on business, I stop a moment, to send you an extract from a few lines just received from Mr Coolidge.
"I have never received any letter from Mr. Madison. The papers he alluded to were sent him by Col. Storrow, from Mr Sparks. This is my impression."
This Col. S. is a Virginian who visited Boston last season.
Your favors of the 1t. & 7th. both came safe to hand. The copies of your letters, I will retain, as a deposit which, to all intents and purposes shall remain sealed. Hasty adieux
N. P. Trist
RC (ViHi: Nicholas P. Trist Album Book); draft (DLC: Nicholas P. Trist Papers).