Montpellier Novr. 28. 1824
I return my thanks for the copy of the Agricultural Almanack, obligingly sent me. You do not fail, I see, to dispense thro’ that medium, rays of instruction on a favorite subject. I hope your good constitution, good health, & good habits, may have their full effect, in keeping you above the Horizon, for that and other enlightening services. I should have acknowledged your favor somewhat sooner, but for the attentions due to our excellent friend La Fayette, who gave this quarter, & myself particularly an opportunity of shewing that we are behind none of our fellow Citizens in doing homage to his great worth public & private. With Affectionate esteem
RC (MBU: Paul C. Richards Collection); draft dated December 1, 1824 (DLC).