Montpellier July 19. 1833
Your letter introducing Mr Longacre was duly delivered by him. His distinguished reputation as an Artist was before known to me; and I soon found in his intelligence, his amiable manners, and his unaffected modesty, the further merits recommending him to your favorable notise.
Having attained the object of his visit he is about to return through Washing[ton] and I avail myself of the occasion to assure you of my respectful consideration, with a tender of my cordial salutations