Montpellier Novr. 30. 1825
I have received yours of the 26. inclosing a publication charging Mr. King with being a party to a very extraordinary invitation thro’ Baron Steuben, to Prince Henry of Prussia.
Whatever pleasure I might take in gratifying your wishes, I have not, in this case, the means of indulging it. As may well be supposed, I was not of the number to whom such a project, if real, would have been disclosed. I was not even a member of Congress either in the year 1786 or the two preceding years; being in the service of the State during that period. Nor have I at present any recollections of what may have found its way into rumour that would enable me to throw light on the subject. With esteem & good wishes
RC (owned by Robert F. Batchelder, Ambler, Pa., ); draft (DLC).