Washington, Dec. 15. 29
Mr Pierpont of Boston, whose name as a Minister of the Unitarian church is no doubt familiar to you, having come as far south as this place, finds himself too near the attraction now presented by Richmond, to resist it; and as you constitute one of its most important elements, I presume so far upon the kindness I have myself experienced, as to give him this introduction. With the profoundest respect,
N. P. Trist
RC (ViHi: Nicholas P. Trist Album Book). Docketed by JM.