Montpellier Jany. 18th. 1834.
I have received your letter of the 14th inst. and am very sorry that I am unable to throw any light on the case of the legion and the services of your father in it. My Ignorance is to be accounted for by the circumstance, that during and for a considerable time after the period in question, I was not within the State.
Mrs M begs to be joined in the respects & best wishes offered to yourself Mrs Mercer & your Sister.
RC (Staatsarchiv Hamburg, Dienststelle Altona); FC (DLC).