Montpr. Jany. 6. 1836.
I received Sir in due time your letter of Septr.—with the Volume accompanying it. But such has been my decrepit condition, the effect of age, and chronic disease, that I have not been able to do more than dip occasionally into the work. This very partial view of its contents, has however satisfied me, that it affords information on curious & not uninteresting subjects, which spare to readers having a taste for them, much of the necessary research. With my thanks for your polite attention, I tender you my respects & good wishes.