Montpellier Decr. 1. 1828
Mr. Trist who now holds a place in the Department of State, will be so much gratified by an introduction to one towards whom he entertains the sentiments he does towards you, that I very cheerfully put a few lines into his hands for the purpose. You may not be ignorant of his relation by marriage to Mr. Jefferson, who had for him a particular esteem, his title to which, I am persuaded, will be verified in proportion as he becomes known to you. With great esteem & cordial regard
RC (DLC: Nicholas P. Trist Papers); draft (DLC).