Montpellier Ocr. 17. 1827
I have duly recd. your letter of the 12th. instant. I had not forgotten my promise, and had made the provision for it now inclosed. But wishing to substitute for the abstract used a little Apologue which I would have preferred, more delay has been occasioned by my unsuccessful endeavours to obtain it than I foresaw. That you may be no longer disappointed I forward what I had first prepared. Drop me a line saying that it has not miscarried. With friendly respects
RC (owned by Jacob E. Engelbrecht, Washington, D.C., 1961); draft (DLC).