21 May 1824
My dear Sir
A month has elapsed since I had the pleasure of hearing from you; & I must apologize for allowing so long a time to elapse: but I have been very busy & still am so. I have had the satisfaction of hearing from my son mean time; & Mr Lassen on his return gave me very good accounts of him. I am glad to find that he is sensible of the necessity of diligent attention to mathematics: and I hope he will make as good progress as you anticipate. It is one of the greatest defects of our public schools, that so very important a branch of study is entirely neglected at the age best calculated for entering upon it. I am much obliged to you for your kindness in arranging for him that his  deficiency in that branch may not be inconvenient & discouraging to him at his outset Indeed I am greatly obliged to you for your kindness to him in all respects. In answer to your question what time I destine for his studies, I can only say I have not fixed any time: but I supposed three years might suffice. I may be better able to judge on this point, after he is ripe for admission at the university.
I will endeavour to send you Oriental Intelligence for the purpose you mention
We have received from Mr Wilson of Calcutta a dissertation on the original of the fables of Pilpay, which he agrees with me in determining to be the Panchatantrá. He inserts several large extracts: & has made it an interesting paper – We have begun reading it at the R. Asiatic Society.
The transactions of the Society are in the press: but I do not think they will be ready for publication for some months. Perhaps our first fasciculus or half volume may be ready in November
 The 15th volume of Asiatic Researches is completed; & may be expected before the end of the Year. It contains some good papers: particularly one by Mr Wilson on the History of Cashmír: the only history that was even written in Sanscrit A manuscript translation of it by Dr Leyden is unpublished with the rest of his posthumous works.
I am glad to learn that the merit of Your Sanscrit Devanagari types has been so honorably acknowledged
Yours very truly
 A Monsieur
Monsieur A W DeSchlegel
sur le Rhin