Montp Apl. 27. 1827
I return the letter of Mr Sparks inclosed in yours of the 16th. He made his promised call a few days ago, without having recd. the letter to which you allude. I mentioned to him that you had forwarded it, and written to me also directly on the subject. I found him, what he had been represented, pleasing in his manners and very interesting in his conversation.
As we are not immediately to have the pleasure of welcoming yourself & Mrs. Storrow we must temper our regret, with the respect due to the laudable occupations which cause the disappointment; praying you both at the same time to accept our joint & cordial salutations