Montpellier May 24. 1828.
I have received yours of the 20th. inclosing the letter of Mr. Tracie. He had before made a direct application for the Classical Professorship in our University, and will of course be taken into due consideration with the other candidates. Notwithstanding the number of them, we shall not, I fear, find one who will replace as well as succeed Mr. Long now in that Chair, whose eminent qualifications have tempted an offer from the London University which he has accepted.
We learn with great pleasure that your health, of which very unfavorable reports had prevailed is improved, and that a compleat re-establishment of it is pledged by the skilful physicians you have lately consulted. With our best wishes that such may be the result, be pleased to accept the assurance of our esteem & our friendly respects. Mrs. Madison offers her affectionate remembrances to Mrs. Clay, to whom I beg that I may be respectfully presented.
RC (PPRF); FC (DLC).