Thomas Jefferson Papers

Elizabeth Trist to Thomas Jefferson, 21 February [1821]

From Elizabeth Trist

Farmington 21st Feby

I participate in your sorrow for the critical Situation of our worthy Friend but while there is life there is hope, tho mine is not very sanguine that we shall ever see him again, His friendly and kind attention not only to my self but my Grand Sons has made an indelable impression on my mind and the Idea of losing such a friend is a severe pang to my heart—I shall always remember him with gratitude and affection The best wishes of the family for your health and preservation and believe me ever your

Sincere and devoted Friend

E, Trist

RC (MHi); partially dated; dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 21 Feb. 1821 received the same day. Recorded in SJL as received the following day.

our worthy friend: William A. Burwell.

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