2d May 1825
My dear Sir
I duly received your letter of the 19th and I found on inquiry from Mr Lassen that he had written to you on the 9th & you would probably have received his letter a day or two after the date of yours. He purposes setting off towards the end of the present week.
The manuscript concerning which you inquire has been translated by Mr Black; & his translation is in the press & in such forwardness that it is expected to be out, this week.
I hope you will without scruple command my services in anything in which I can be useful to you. When Mr Lassen leaves us, you may have more commissions for me.
I am much obliged by your kindly urgent invitation to visit Germany. I contemplate the excursion some day: but it is hardly likely to be this year. I rather expect to be drawn northward & westward; that is, into Scotland & into Cornwall; which will occupy the leisure weeks of summer. I regret losing the opportunity of visiting Bonn while you fill the highest office there
Your report of my sonʼs progress,  both as to health & Studies is very gratifying: and I am truly obliged by your kind attention to him. He seems from his letters very happy; and I hope he will continue to be sensible of the great advantages which he enjoys; and go on as contentedly to the completion of his course at the Gymnasium & thereafter at the university, to qualify for the career to which he is destined. The arrangement which you have in view to promote his French studies is quite satisfactory; or at least is next best to that which you designed
with great esteem
very obedly Yours
 beantwortet d. 19 Jun. 25