Montpellier Novr. 6. 1835.
I have recd. your letter of Octr. 24. and enclose an Autograph of Mr. Monroe. Of Mr. Jay, none remain on my files. Mine is furnished by this answer to your letter. At my great age, & with my rheumatic fingers, it is very different from my ordinary writing at an earlier period, as you will perceive by the accompanying specimen
I readily bestow commendation on your Antiquarian pursuit; but a Historical Society having been lately established in this State with a prior claim on any materials in my possession, I can only wish you success from other sources, whatever motives might otherwise be felt to aid you from mine. With friendly respects
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