Woodland nigh Randolph Tipton Cty. Ten. August 16th 1833
At the request of my wife I assume the painful duty of announcing to you the death of her Father (Dr Robt. H Rose) he departed his life on the morning of the thirteenth Inst. of Cholera after an illness of eight and forty hours. We have supposed the disease was contracted in his late visit to St. Louis and Illinois from whence he had just returned.
Should your afflicting disease, of which we see occasional notice in Public Prints, permit, we should be truly gratified to hear from you. The family join in begging to be affectionately presented to yourself & Mrs. Madison Respectfully Your Obed Servt.
John F Newman