Montpellier Decr. 21. 1826
I send you the commencing paragraph for the Report of the Board of Visitors, which in a more hasty draft had a sanction at the moment of our separation. I thought it best, to lose no time in enabling you to compleat the Report, that none may be lost in forwarding it to its destination, and I trust I shall have the pleasure of receiving it, from your own hand rather than thro’ the mail. Health & all other blessings
Draft (DLC); letterbook copy (DLC: Nicholas P. Trist Papers).