James Madison Papers

Nicholas P. Trist to James Madison, 24 September 1828

Monticello Sepr. 24. 28.

Dear Sir

A letter just received from Mr Monroe, betrays the erroneous impression that the first monday--whereas it is the first day--was appointed for the meeting of the Board; and, lest the other members should be labouring under the same mistake, I have lost no time in calling their attention to the subject.

The students at the University have not yet reached one hundred. Dr P. evinces several symptoms of permanence—& is a great favorite. He stays with Dr Dunglison, who thus has the merit of removing some of the désagremens which would have attended the separation from his family.

I have nothing to add, but my thanks for the english newspapers, and the renewed assurance of my best affections

N. P Trist.

Have you see the rumor from England which represents Constantine’s acquiescence in the Usurpation of Nicholas as having been purchased with the promise of Turkey in Europe. The N. Yk. Morning Courier, should this prove correct, will have the credit of having, several months ago, announced it as the only satisfactory explanation of Constantine’s conduct.

RC (ViHi: Nicholas P. Trist Album Book). Docketed by JM.

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