Montpellier Sepr. 15. 1829
The youth John Chapman nearly related to our family, having become a Student of the University, and being desirous as his father is, that he may be personally known to you, I can not refuse a line for the purpose. I can not speak of him, from much personal knowledge. But if he inherits, as I trust he does, the estimable qualities of his father, I shall not regret the liberty I am taking.
We were much disappointed in not having the promised pleasure of a call on your return from your Northern tour. We hope Mrs. Dunglison & yourself, will keep the unpaid debt in remembrance, as we shall certainly do. Accept for you both, the respects & salutations in which Mrs. M. cordially joins
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