Montpr. June 16. 27
I recd. in due time your favor of May 21. accompanied by a Copy of the Volume containing the well-written narrative of your Capture by the Indians, with sketches of their Character & manners. I have not however till within a few days been able to give it the reading I wished
The narrative would be interesting were it merely a tale of fiction. But stamped as it is with an authenticity so well vouched, it forms an acceptable material for a picture of a people rapidly disappearing from their original Theatres or losing the peculiar features, resulting from the condition of human Society to which they belonged.
I thank you Sir for the handsome Copy of the work which I owe to your politeness, and shall apply for that subscribed for to the source you point out where payment I presume is authorized.