Thomas Jefferson Papers

Elizabeth Trist to Thomas Jefferson, 19 February [1821]

From Elizabeth Trist

Farmington 19th Feby —20 [1821]

My Dear Friend

Miss Polly Marks has procured from her Aunt, some of the Mountain Raspberry which she heard you express a wish to have they were brought this morning and shall be coverd till it is convenient for you to send for them—and I enclose a few beautiful flowering beans which John Marks brought from the Mississippi1 some time since—as the Spring advances I feel some hope of seeing [you]2 at Farmington, I dont think Mr Diverses health has been quite as bad it was last Winter tho he has undergone copious bleedings and blistering—with love to Patsy and the young Ladies who I beg you will remind of their being in my debt, may God preserve you many years in health and happiness and believe me ever your sincere obliged Friend

E, Trist

RC (MHi); misdated; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 19 Feb. 1821 received the same day and so recorded in SJL.

patsy: Martha Jefferson Randolph.

1Manuscript: “Nississippi.”

2Omitted word editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • beans; flowering search
  • Divers, George; health of search
  • Divers, George; hosts E. Trist search
  • Farmington (G. Divers’s Albemarle Co. estate); E. Trist visits search
  • food; raspberries search
  • Marks, John Hastings; and plants for TJ search
  • Marks, Mary (Polly) C. search
  • medicine; blistering search
  • medicine; bloodletting search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); children of search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); greetings sent to search
  • raspberries; mountain search
  • Trist, Elizabeth House; and M. J. Randolph search
  • Trist, Elizabeth House; and plants for TJ search
  • Trist, Elizabeth House; friends and family of search
  • Trist, Elizabeth House; letters from search
  • Trist, Elizabeth House; visits Farmington search
  • women; letters from; E. Trist search