Montpellier June 23. 1833
You are aware of the loss the University is sustaining by the resignation of Doctr Dunglison, and must be equally so, of the difficulty of filling the vacancy. There is no prospect of doing it from the Faculty of Virga. I hope you will have turned your thoughts to the subject, and I must ask the favor of you to avail yourself of the opportunities you have, especially if you should visit Philadelphia or New York &c. for gaining the information wanted, as to the individuals best qualified & to whom a birth in the University might be acceptable.
I need not remind you that the appointment must soon come before the visitors, and of course, that the earlier your aid can be given the better.
When may we expect the pleasure of your, and Mrs. Trist’s promised trip, previous to your departure for Cuba? As allways, Mrs. M. unites with me in best wishes for you and yours—
RC (DLC: Nicholas P. Trist Papers); FC (DLC).