Paris – January – 1829.
Enclosed I send you a sketch which you were so good as to draw for me when I was in Rome last April, as a Monument for my father & Mother. The design I have no doubt you will remember;
it is my father & mother being united in the next world – I now write to request that it may be executed. – And as I believe it is usual that half the price should be paid at the commencement of the work, if you will have the goodness to write to me acknowledging the receipt of this letter I will immediately give orders to my banker to transmit to you in whatever way you may wish the sum of 50 £ sterling – My direction is at Monsr. Lafitte’s – Rue d’Artois Paris. I am Sir
Your obedient Servant
Cha. B. Drake Garrard
To Signor Thorvaldsen
Perhaps you can let me know when the Monument is likely to be completed.