Montpellier Mar. 31. 1832
I have recd your letter of the 22d. It was a little delayed by being addressed to Charlottesvill instead of the P. Office near me. There must be some mistake in the circumstances refering to a conversation with Mr Colton. I have no recollections that coincide with them.
Notwithstanding the qualifications and accomplishments of Mr. Cardella I can authorize no expectation that he would find an opening for them at the University of Virga. He will do well therefore not to be diverted by it from other views; in which I wish him the success due to his attested merits. With friendly respects