Natchez April 14th 1822
This work has just made its appearance here, and I am confident You will not consider as thrown away, the time you will have spent in reading it.—
I leave this tomorrow, after a tedious stay of more weeks than, on my arrival, I expected to spend days.—Browse writes that there are letters from Monticello waiting for me at home; From them, I hope to have the pleasure of Learning in a few days, that every thing there is as I could have wished, notwithstanding the earthquake the papers are frightening us with.
Present me affectionately to the family and believe me yours
Nich: Ph: Trist
The thermometer is at 35°, in a cool passage, peas in abundance, and strawberries beginning to ripen—
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.