Montpr. July 6. 1831
I recd. lately the inclosed communication. Your position & range of information on the points of its inquiry, being so much superior to mine, I must ask your aid in giving the answers; with an exception of that relating to the laws of Usury, wch. the Statutes will furnish. The task being of a publick nature, and of common obligation, I will without apology presume on your willingness to take part in it. To my cordial respects, I must add that the clumsiness of my pen, is the effect of Rheumatism in the hand, & very sore eyes
Yrs giving an acct. of sales of the Tobo. was duly recd. as were the Articles forwarded. The quality of the Tobo. was chargeable, in the main on the excessive drought.
RC (NjP); draft, two copies (DLC).