Montpr. May 16. 24
I did not receive till yesterday your favor of Apl. 29. The translated Treatise on the Science of war &c was not quite so long on the way.
The intrinsic value of the work forms a just title to my thanks; to which I must add those due for the kind interest you express, in the few years of life remaining to me. With you there are many in prospect I hope they will be happy ones; made so by continued pursuits useful to the public, and praiseworthy for yourself. With esteem & friendly respect