To Peter Minor
Montpellier [ca. 15] May 1818
I have recd your letter of the 12 instant communicating the request of the Agricultural Society of Albemarle, for a Copy of the remarks addressed to it at its last Meeting. I can not decline a compliance with the request, though I have much reason to apprehend that what the Society recd.1 with so partial an ear, will not bear the deliberate perusal for which an opportunity will be afforded. With very sincere esteem I remain
Draft (DLC). Conjectural date based on Peter Minor to JM, 13 May 1818. Remainder of closure and signature clipped. RC printed in Address Delivered Before the Agricultural Society of Albemarle (Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819 (22 vols.; New York, 1958–66). description ends 44668).
1. Here JM crossed out “listened to.”