Montpr. Ocr. 22. 1824
I return your letter to Gilmer, as fairly copied. Will he understand that he is not to return without a Nat: Philosopher, tho’ bringing the other Professors named, and despairing of that one? There will however be time for final instructions on this point after hearing further from him. Yrs. affecty
RC (ViU); FC (DLC).