Hardly going to write to you; I start by saying, that explains the mystery of my holiday: My grandmother asked for my forgiveness, and I was given leave; but I'll be going back to you, and here to stay I have no hope, for I have made here such troubles: arrived here in Petersburg half Carnival, I am the next day went to a ball to r<рафине> Vorontsova, and found this indecent and impudent. What to do? if only knew, where to fall, straw to it under; society but I was received very well, and I started a new drama, a tie is very great, but isolation, probably, will not be, since March 9, hence leaving himself deserving of the Caucasus resign; of Valerikskogo presentation struck me here, so that even I do not have the comfort to wear the red ribbon, when I put on civilian coat.
I was the other day at your, and they all complain, that you do not write; and, taking this into consideration, I dare you blame. Meshcherin, right, before I come to Stavropol, for I am not going to really hurry; so, sell it not surprising fishing, no bed, we sat; right, Detachment does not act before 20 April, and I will certainly by the time. Buy our goods for general Lavater and Galia, and many other books.
goodbye, my dear, be healthy.
BUT. AND. Bibikovo (The second half of February 1841 g. From St. Petersburg to Stavropol)