Montpellier August 4th. 1834—
I have duly received the Copy of "Swallow Barn" with which you favoured me. The condition of my eyes, and the inroads on my general health, make it so uncertain when I shall be able to avail myself of the pleasure which the 2 volumes promise, that I take the liberty of tendering you my thanks, in advance: well assured by the reputation of the work; and by what I have seen from the same pen that they will be found, to be amply due from me.
For the kind sentiments you express towards me I pray you to accept a return of my best wishes, that you may enjoy a long and a happy life.