Montpellier Feby. 22d. 1834.
I have duly received your letter; with its poetic accompaniment; in which I must be permitted to say that the Poet rises far above his subject.
For the very kind sentiments expressed in your letter, I tender my acknowledgements; with an assurance that as a Guest at Montpellier, you left impressions which will always prompt our best wishes for your success, whatever the pursuits to which you may devote your self. With cordial salutations
Signed James Madison