Decr. 11. 1827
I have recd. yours of the 4th. and make my acknowledgt. for the descriptions of the four Paintings enclosed in it. I see nothing in the historical sketches which is not pertinent & expedient
I have attended to the . in the Introduction, to which you referred me. I well know the fallibility of memory & the effect of such a lapse of time on it. But I am warranted in saying that I have no recollections or remaining impressions, which do not accord with what is stated in the paragraph
Be pleased to accept from Mrs. M and myself a sincere return of the good wishes you expressed for us both.