Montpellier Feby. 14. 1828.
In the uncertain State of the fund lodged with the Barings, I have enclosed to Mr. Gallatin a letter to that House requesting it to pay a draft from the American Minister at Paris not exceeding £100. and another to the Minister authorizing him, to make the draft, and place the same or as much thereof as may be required in the hands of Docr. Miguel, or such other person as you should name, apprizing Mr. Brown of our object, and asking his attention in effectuating it. Mr. Gallatin will transmit or withold these letters, as the case may require. In the mean time, you may if you think it expedient, give to your friend in Paris, hypothetical instructions suited to it. With great esteem & regard
RC (PHi); FC, in hand of Dolley Payne Madison (ViU).