Locust Hill Jany. 23d. 05
Yours of the 4th. Inst. came safe to hand as likewise that of November, the information they contain respecting my Brother, is very flatring & interesting to myself my mother & his Friends—his success has surpassed my most sanguine expectation & while I rejoice in his success suffer me to express my gratitude for the information—
The paccage you inclosed to me with your last contained a letter from Charles Gratiot as likewise one from Mr. Cousin at Cape Girardeau accompanied with a description of that Cape & its neighbourhood—Supposing the information it contains intended for the Government I do not know anywhere it should so properly lodge as with the Executive therefore Sir I have taken the liberty of inclosing it—
With warmest wishes for your health & happiness give me lieve to subscribe myself your most Obt. Humbl Servt
MHi: Coolidge Collection.