Montpellier June 6. 1829
I inclose a draft on Mr. Allen of Fredericksburg, for $150. which I hope will be in time to extinguish the debt to the Bank, before a renewal of the note and a further call on the friendship of Mr. Nourse, become necessary. Do not fail to make him fully sensible of my thankfulness, for the aid of his name so obligingly furnished throughout the period which made it acceptable.
I am recovering my health & strength, but more slowly, than might be expected at an earlier stage of life. Wishing you a long continuance of those blessings, I tender you my friendly respects.
RC (NjP: Crane Collection).