Montpellier May 2. 1825
I have duly recd. the copy of the "Life of General Lafayette" kindly supplying the miscarriage of that first sent, of which nothing has been heard. I return my thanks, Sir, for this valuable and seasonable tribute to illustrious merit. I have read it with great pleasure, & with a wish that it could be universally read by our fellow Citizens. It could not but strengthen by enlightening their opinions of their beloved Guest; and elevate as well as animate their feelings towards him.
I inclose a copy of the incipient code of regulations for our University, of which I pray your acceptance with that of my cordial esteem and respect.
RC (NhD); draft (DLC).