Montpellier May 17. 1833—
I recd. yesterday your letter of the 14: I feel too much regard for the University of Virga. not to regret the information it gives, however I may personally sympathise with advantages, which I hope may accrue to yourself.
I have lost no time in forwarding a copy of your official, and an extract of your private letter, to each of my Colleagues.
I owe you much for the kind interest you take in my health. I cannot expect to gain either in flesh or strength, under the wear and tear of time, and the Maladies lurking in my constitution, but I am happily exempt from pain, though easily fatigued by labour of any sort.
I need not repeat, that I shall allways feel a pleasure in seeing you when your movements make it convenient, and that you will always have my best wishes that propicious fortunes may attend you. Mrs. Madison joins me in these sentiments, as I do her, in the corresponding ones which she prays may be accepted by Mrs. Dunglison.
Printed facsimile in Gary Hendershott Sale 79, March 1993, P. O. Box 22520, Little Rock, Ark. 72221.