Montpellier Decr. 2. 1827
Understanding that notice has been given to all the Hotel-Keepers except Mr Minor that their appointments are to cease at the end of the present year, I wish the effect of it to be limited to Mr. Chapman & Mr. Richeson & Mr. Gray, it being the sense of the Executive Committee, that Mr. Spotswood and Mr. Conway should retain their Hotels; and that in case Mr. John Carter should be willing to accept that of Mr. Gray, he should be appointed to it. My letter to you of the 24th. Ult. referred to a communation to be received from Genl. Cocke which it would seem had not reached you.
In case Mr. Minor should not chuse to remain a Hotel Keeper, the vacancy will be filled by the Visitors or Executive Committee as the case may be With friendly respects
RC (ViU); draft (DLC).