Montpellier Feby. 24. 1826
I have recd. your letter of the 8th. expressing your solicitude concerning the debt of J. P. Todd, on which I am sorry it is not in my power to make any definite communication. His protracted absence leaves me without such a knowledge of the extent of his situation, as might throw light on the suggestions suited to it. It is his wish I trust, to give to the transaction so unfortunate in its origin, and, I must add, not otherwise in its progress, the best issue of which it may now be susceptible: and this will certainly be promoted by whatever may depend on my counsel or influence. With friendly respects
RC (The American Museum of Historical Documents, Todd M. Axelrod, President, Las Vegas, Nevada); draft (DLC).