Montpellier July 25. 1833.
I have recd. your letter of the 19th. In reply to your enquiries concerning my health, prompted by such kind feelings, I cannot speak favorably. It continues to be very feeble, and with a Rheumatic Affection in my hands & fingers makes the use of the pen very awkward, as is shewn by this specimen. Mrs Madison to whom your enquiries are kindly extended, enjoys her usual health, and desires to be included in the thanks & good wishes which I tender you
RC (owned by Joseph Rubinfine, West Palm Beach, Fla.); FC (NjMoHP).