Liverpool 21 June 1825
I lately had a letter from my relative T. W. Maury with a most pleasing report of the continuance of your excellent health, which indeed is gratifying: long may it be so! my own still is such that my daily habit of plunging into Cold Water agreed with me perfectly last winter, for which blessing I endeavor to be duly thankful.
I have perused with much feeling the particulars of General La fayetts visit at Monticello & at the University, wishing to have been one of the party.
This is intended to be presented by my son Matthew, who was your guest some years ago, when an invalid.