Montpellier July 14. 1826
I received by the last mail yours of the 8th. inst: The article bequeathed to me by your grandfather, had been delivered by Dr. Dunglison, and received with all the feelings due to such a token of the place I held in the friendship of one, whom I so much revered & loved when living and whose memory can never cease to be dear to me.
I must beg you my dear Sir, to assure your excellent and dear mother that I shall be happy in every opportunity of proving the value I put on the kind invitation you have communicated, and to be assured yourself of my great & affectionate esteem.
RC (owned by Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Magnolia, Mass., 1961); draft (DLC).