Montpellier Novr. 7. 1835
I received in due time your valuable Discourse before the "Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company" for which I tender my thanks. Accept them also for the Copy of your little publication on some of the Oriental languages. That intended for the "University of Virginia" was duly forwarded—I am sensible of my tardiness in acknowledging your favors: but I have an apology in the feebleness of age, and in complaints adventitious to it, which have made me a great defaulter latterly in relation to my Epistolary debts of every sort. With cordial respects and salutations.
RC (MH); FC (DLC); draft (ViU).