Series: N2005-9, Box 3, Folder 74.
I am very glad that you rented your house, and I am glad that you are going to live with Mrs. Blackshear. She is a kind lady, and I know you will be satisfied. What will you do with Beck? I hope you have not hired her away from you. Aunt Daphney faltered. I hope she is not as poor as ever. Do not convince her that she has to grive after old Cilus. I agree with Mr. Blackshear on that subject. I intend to write him before long. I promised him that I would write him a long letter. I am very sorry that Dan attempted to shoot his master, for Mr. J. B. had so much confidence in that negro. Have they caught him yet? Was Joe concerned in it? I believe you said he went to his house. I must get Mr. E. J. B. to write me all about it. How does Fanny B. like college?
I wish you would look over my books and send me the Key to Davies’ Bourdon. Look about for it, for I need it in reviewing for the examination. Get Mrs. Roulhac to look for it; she will be apt to find it. It is a small black book with sums in it. Send it by mail, for that will not coast as much as a new one. Write me about it next time. Love to all, to aunts. Tell Beck howdy. Write soon to yr. aff. son. 
Jno. D. Pittman
 The Key to Davies’ Bourdon was an algebra textbook.