Charlottesville April 1. 1828.
A steady rain all day yesterday prevented my going to the University then. The hour at which the mail closes just allows me time to send you a copy of the Contract with Mr Long—which I have selected, thinking it might be the one you have occasion for—The others are in substance the same. If copies of them are wanted, please drop me a line to that effect. Affectionately, Your very devoted Servt
N. P. Trist
RC (ViHi: Nicholas P. Trist Album Book). Docketed by James Madison.