July 2d. 29.
I have only time to ask the favor of you to send the enclosed to Mr Randolph by the first mail. It contains a copy of the journal of the board, at their last meeting—sent for the purpose of having some made, as the writing on hand here does not allow me time to complete the whole by the meeting.
I saw Mrs Cutts last evening She is well, but will not be able to accompany me on Sunday next, when I hope to get away. Present me affectionately to Mrs Madison, & believe me very gratefully & truly Yrs
N. P. Trist
If Mr Lomax ever returned the pamphlet of Dr Cooper on Government, may I request you to address it to Everettsville for me, as soon as perfectly convenient. I wish to employ a part of my holiday in some observations for the Museum, which I know would be of practical use to me, were I a member of the approaching convention, in satisfying my mind on points which it would otherwise float about; and which I therefore hope may be of some utility to others.
RC (ViHi: Nicholas P. Trist Album Book). Docketed by JM.