Montpellier Aug 13. 1828.
I have just recd. the enclosed letter from Mr. Lawrence; the last paragraph of which may be communicated to Mr. Bonnycastle Has he written yet to Mr. Barlow for a full report of the transactions committed to him, by Mr. Jefferson? I lost no time in apprizing Mr L. that the Chair of N. P. was provided for by the accepted appt. of Docr. Patterson.
I beg pardon for my error in supposing that the authority to appoint a temporary Successor to Mr Long, had not been transmitted. In looking over the papers recd. from you, it escaped my eye. I find that in executing the power, the form used was in sufficient conformity to it. With affecte. salutations
RC (DLC: Nicholas P. Trist Papers); draft (DLC).