Montpellier Apl. 20. 1831
I recd. in due time your favour of the 2d. Ult. referring to a Copy of the proof Impression of the "American Landscape" forwarded on behalf of the artists & authors. Owing to successive casualties, the Copy of the publication did not come to hand till yesterday; which will apologise for the delay in returning the thanks which I now offer with my best wishes for the success of so laudable an undertaking, commenced in a manner so conducive to it.
I learn with much pleasure, that your venerable father is in the enjoyment of such good health, and that Mrs. Madison and myself retain a place in his kind recollections. I hope he will not doubt that these are reciprocal, and on her part particularly. For yourself, Sir, I renew the assurance of my high esteem and cordial respects.
RC (Gallery of History, Las Vegas, Nev., ); FC (DLC).