Montpellier Aug 2 1833
Your favour of the 28 ult was, my dear Sir, duly recd. I thank you for Mr. Tylers pamphlet with the accompanying News-paper: and I thank you still more for the friendly disposition you express on the subjects of them, as they relate to me. If I mistake not Mr. T. has omitted in his pamphlet a passage in the Newspaper Edition of his speech, which was levelled agst. the Virginia deputies to the Convention of 1787, generally, as well as agst. Mr. Randolph & myself.
Should my health permit, which has varied a little the wrong way latterly, I will endeavor to point to some of the errors of ’Mutius’, if not of Mr. T. also, in the views they have taken of my political career.
Dr. Mason & his companion called on me last evening & left me this morning duly impressed with their title to your introduction. I learnt from them, that with Mrs. Rives you will soon be under weigh, for the Springs, & of course, for some time, beyond any communication with you. I hope the excursion will have every advantage in confirming your health. We are glad to understand that the health of Mrs. Rives needs no aid of any sort. Mrs. Madison joins in respectful & affectionate salutations to you both