Washington, Oct. 17. ’30
In the hurry of folding last Sunday, the enclosed was omitted; and as it may be necessary to assure you, in case of one of those collecting visits, which, from the loose manner in which newspaper accounts are generally & in a great measure unavoidably kept, I know by experience one is liable to a repetition of,— I now enclose it. I have been running over the essay on distress, and found in it many misprints, some of which are quite absurd.
I have the pleasure to inform Mrs Madison that Mrs Cutts & family, as well as our own, are well. With usual adieux
N. P. Trist
RC (ViHi: Nicholas P. Trist Album Book). Docketed by JM.