Montpellier Aug. 6. 1828.
I have recd your two letters of July 28, inclosing Hemp seed from New Zealand, a part for experiment in this Climate, and a part for a more Southern one. It will give me pleasure to follow your example, in disposing of the seed in the manner most likely to ascertain its pretensions to become a new Staple in our Country.
It is probably, as you remark, too late in the season to hope for a mature specimen this year. But I am giving a few of the seed a chance in my Garden I offer you, Sir, my respects & good wishes
RC (NjP: Crane Collection); draft (DLC).