Montpellier Sepr: 29. 1828—
I have recd. yours of the 24th. I hope your letter to Mr Monroe will have corrected his error as to the day for the meeting of the Visitors, in time for his attendance. I have heared nothing from him on the subject since his letter asking for information, my answer to which was I thought sufficiently guarded agst. misapprehension. I relied still more on the letter I presume you wrote to him, with the record before you.
Untill within a few days past, I had hopes that I should be able to join my Colleagues on the approaching occasion. It is with much concern, I find that the feble state of my health, left by my late indisposition, continues in a degree that does not permit me to make the attempt. With this explanation I wish you to make the Board acquainted; happy in knowing, that no embarrassment can result from my absence. With great respect & regard
RC (DLC: Nicholas P. Trist Papers); draft (DLC). RC in DPM’s hand, with closing by JM.