Montpellier July 22. 1823
I have recd. yours of the 14th. The inclosures leave no desideratum at present observed but the date of the Commission sent to Jackson with the letter of May 28 from the S. War. The date of the Comn.to Jackson inclosed by you, refers to the appt. after ratification by the Senate. May I avail of your kindness to forward the date of the first Comn. from the Authy. of the Presidt. alone. A proper view of the checkered proceeding in this case depends much on the fullness & exactness of dates. Yrs.
RC (DLC: Monroe Papers). Docketed by Monroe.