Montpellier July 13 1833–
The Volume so kindly presented to Mrs. Madison and myself has afforded us great pleasure. Few can read it without receiving information both new and instructive—and none without being gratified on many points interesting to their curiousity. No part of it will probably be more welcome to the public, than that which gives a hope that the work will be followed by other drafts from the same fund
Mrs. Madison joins in the thanks which are jointly due from us and in the offer of affectionate remembrances, and attatchment to Mrs. Rush and yourself which we beg may be accepted by you both.
RC (Superior Auction Galleries, Beverly Hills, Calif., 1994). In the hand of DPM, signed by JM.