Montpellier Sepr. 25. 1824
I have just received your letter of the 3d. instant, accompanied by a Copy of the "Historical narrative &c &c" for which I return my thanks. I cannot doubt that the volume will be found valuable not only for the authentic view given of the public career of a *distinguished officer*; but for the historical Materials which it embodies in relation to an important portion of our Country during a period marked by scenes & events, the preservation of which is due to posterity With friendly respects
RC (NN: Lee Kohns Memorial Collection); draft (DLC).