Montpr. Novr. 14. 25
I have recd. your favour of the 7th. with a copy of your Lecture at the opening of the Medical School recently established.
You do me but justice in supposing that I feel an interest in the Literary & Scientific Institutions at the Seat of the National Govt. Besides the more comprehensive motives, the long experience I had of the kindness of its Inhabitants, will always assure my particular good will & good wishes to whatever may be honorable & beneficial to them.
I have read the introductory Lecture both with pleasure and with information. The scope given to it and the manner in which its topics are treated, render it not only a valuable contribution to the Medical history of our Country, but a presage which must be very gratifying to the Patrons of the Institution. With my thanks Sir for your communication be pleased to accept my friendly respects