MVB to Nicholas Philip Trist, 15 April 1833

MVB to N[icholas] P[hilip] Trist, 15 April 1833


My Dr sir

I send you some rough sketches out of which you & Major Donelson will I hope be able to make some thing. They have been put off in the midst of company & are not worth much. You must put your wise heads together and make this part of the service as good at least as the rest is. I am so much pleased in anticipation of the effect likely to be produced by it that I must beg you to go it over again & strip it of everything that is at all hostile or ^which^ reflects upon scarcely upon persons & it <has> This is pretty well kept up in the first part but I fear somewhat departed from in the residue. ^In^ the description for instance of what took place at the <illegible> I apprehend that the use of the term hobbies &c may be regarded as beneath the occasion. Put ^it^ in some better <form> as seeking to <illegible> almost towards them the attention & favour of the people by becoming the authors & patrons of new particular & <illegible> improvem changes & improvements in the policy of the Country &c &c I shall The same of other points <illegible>. I shall trust to you go to go it over carefully & strike it of all extravagances in this respect. You will of course <precede> its publication by a noti proper notice the previous day. Remember me kindly to ^the President^ Mr & Mrs Donelson, Mr Early your family <&c> & believe me to be

Very truly yours


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