James Madison Papers

Nicholas P. Trist to James Madison, 11 July 1833

Washington, July 11. ’33

dear Sir,

A note from Mr Kane informs me that Mr Longacre—whom I had previously the pleasure of knowing, and whom he speaks of as "one of our most accomplished & estimable Philadelphia artists, is on his way to Virginia, and proposes to visit Montpelier in the hope that it will not be found too inconvenient to you to allow him an opportunity to take your picture. Mr Kane says he has never seen a good likeness of you, and I have often said the same thing. It would afford me pleasure therefore to learn, as I hope to do at Montpellier, early next week, that circumstances have proved favorable to the wishes of Mr. Longacre and to the desire which so many of us have long entertained to see your countenance on canvas. With every Sentiment of veneration and attachment Yr obt Servt

N. P. Trist

RC (ViHi: Nicholas P. Trist Album Book).

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