Monticello Sep. 30. 23.
The sickness of our judge in Apr. last prevented the trial of my agt Hudson at that court. you will percieve by the inclosed Spe that it is set to the 2d day of our next court, which begins next Monday 6. but there being, criminals to be tried first, it will hardly come on until Thursday or Friday and doubtful if at all. in the latter case we can agree perhaps to have your deposn taken . I believe, but am not certain, that our stages from Richmd arrive on Tuesdays & Saturdays. if so, that Tuesday is the only one which will be in time, and I hope that your convenience will admit by that . there was much frost around us this morning. I have not heard what damage is done, but I fear very great, as ½ if not ⅔ of our tobacco was cut. accept the assurance of my great respect & esteem