Montpr Mar. 26: 1829
Your letter of the 23d. is just come to hand. I need not express to you my good wishes, these having been often repeated. But I can not manifest them in the way you request; consistently with the rule I have long found it necessary to adopt. Nor could I, indeed in your case, add any thing to the informations or considerations, favorable to your objects, which will probably be offered by others taking an interest in your welfare
I enclose the letter from Majr. Lewis, and with it a tender of my friendly respects.