Montpellier April 26. 1828.
With many thanks for your attention to my late request, I inclose a letter in duplicate for our Chargé d’Affaires in London, which you will oblige me by forwarding by the two earliest opportunities from your Port. The subject being interesting to our University, and dispatch as well as certainty desirable, a duplicate provision for both, is resorted to. I observe that a vessel is to sail on the 1st. of May, & others soon after for London, & hope this will arrive in time even for the first.
I pray you to be assured, my dear Sir, on the part of Mrs. Madison, as well as myself, that our feelings can not fail to be alive to whatever concerns your happiness, for which you will always have our best wishes.
RC (PHi); draft (DLC).