Montpellier 11th. May 1835.
I have received the copy of your speech on the motion "to expunge from the Journal the Resolution of the Senate of March 28th. 1834."
My present condition under a new inroad on my health not permitting me to give it the reading due to it I can only thank you for it in advance, well assured that I shall find what I have always found in your like favors much that is interesting conveyed in a style truly accomplished. Accept a renewed assurance of my high respect and sincere regard.
The postmaster at Trenton will oblige J. M. by directing this to a post office nearer, if there be one, to Mr. Southard.
RC (NjP: William C. Coles Jr. Papers); draft (PHi).