Montpellier Aug. 27. 1830.
Your letter of the 20th. having passed on to Charlottesville instead of stopping here at Orange Ct House, has been but just recd. I doubt not the truth of every thing stated in the communication which pleads for the object you have at heart. But having been constrained to adopt a rule not permitting me to interpose in the manner you request, and having declined to do so in instances of pressing kinds, you will be sensible that I can only express a wish that your success may be found compatible with the views of those on whom it depends. With friendly respects