Friday morning. Feby 1. 1828
The servant overtook Mr R So that you received your tardy letters yesterday evening. I here send the copies mentioned in the letter which accompanied them. When you next write, please mention whether my letters of the 11. 18. 29. have come to hand; & also a newspaper in which I carelessly enclosed a scrawl which, for various reasons, I should not like to have fallen into the hands of post-office readers.
We have had spring weather here for several days past; and it would seem that the prospect for ice next summer is not very flattering. Dr Blaettermann came up to see me day before yesterday, & brought the intelligence of Dr Tucker’s death, at the University. According to his account, opium & Melancholy. Yr affte Servt.
N P Trist.
RC (ViHi: Nicholas P. Trist Album Book).