Montpellier Jany. 5. 1829
I recd. some days ago yours of Decr. 22. Altho’ I calculated on being left entirely to my own time, as explained in my last, for the remittance you request, I did not mean to delay it unnecessarily; and had allotted for the purpose a payment I had good reason to expect some weeks ago. Having not yet recd. it, I must take time for another arrangement, which I hope will not be very distant. As soon as I can conveniently effect it, your letter will be attended too. With friendly respects
RC (NHi); draft (DLC).