Montpellier April 29 1831.
My dear Sir
The mail has just brought us information, in one instance under your own hand & name, that you have safely reached the land of your birth. I welcome you to it; and hope at an early day to welcome you at my own domicil, where I shall be able to express all the feelings awakened by your unexpected and gratifying visit. Meantime accept from Mrs. M. & myself all our best wishes.
RC (ViU); draft (DLC); Tr (owned by Mr. and Mrs. George B. Cutts, Brookline, Mass., 1982).