Montpellier July 9. 1827
Since we left the university I have recd. the letter from Mr. Gallatin, of which the inclosed is a copy. It gives no prospect of a supply for the vacant chair from that quarter, and I have no additional information from any other. A few lines from Mr. Ringold as he passed thro’ the neighbourhood, mentioned that you had suffered a sharp attack after you reached home not unlike mine, but was, when he left Oak Hill, perfectly well. I hope you continue so, and that al<l> around you enjoy the same blessing. Mrs. Madison joins in this and in every other expression of Affectionate regard.
RC (DLC: Monroe Papers); draft (DLC).