Montpellier April 27. 1835
I have received young friends, your letter of the 18. communicating my appointment as an honorary Member of the Washington Literary Society, of Washington College. Viewing with gratification every Institution favorable to the cause of Literature and Science, I cannot be insensible to the tribute of respect, from that, of which you are the Committee.
In my present condition I can only express the acknowledgements due from me, with my best wishes, that the Members of the Institution, and yourselves particularly, may, by an enlightened and useful career, fulfil the objects of it.
RC (ICU); FC (DLC).