Montpellier Augt. 22d. 1833—
I recd. in due time the copy of your Address at Worcester on the last 4th. of July, and I tender my thanks for it. Its value is enhanced by the recurrence to remote events, interesting to the history of our Country. It would be well if all our Anniversary Orators, would follow the example of substituting for a part at least of their eloquent repetitions, occurrences, now new because they have become old, and which would be acceptable contributions to the general Reservour, from which the historian must draw the materials for his pen. I renew to you Sir, the assurances of my high & cordial esteem.
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