Thomas Jefferson Papers

Elizabeth Trist to Thomas Jefferson, 31 March 1809

From Elizabeth Trist

Farmington March 31st [1809]

Dr Sir

Your note made me very happy as I began to entertain doubts of the safety of the letter in question I will take it as a favor when you write to the President to tell him I am not insensible to his very polite attention and return him many thanks any time when convenient to you will answer my purposes either sunday or any later day I am with Sincerity your ever obliged and affectionate friend

E. Trist

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); partially dated; addressed: “Mr Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 31 Mar. 1809.

TJ visited Trist and the Divers family as promised, arriving at Farmington on sunday, 2 Apr. 1809. Trist observed that “Mr Jefferson calld last week, and dined here yesterday I never saw him look better nor appear so happy” (Trist to Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, 3 Apr. 1809 [DLC: Nicholas P. Trist Papers]).

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Descriptions of; by E. Trist search
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