James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John L. Boqueta de Woisery, 26 June 1804

From John L. Boqueta de Woisery

Philadelphia the 26 June 1804


I have the honor, of informing you, that the work to which you had the Kindness of subscribing: is entirely finished.1 In order to render it, more complete, I have added thereto the plan of Louisianna.

In view, Sir, of pleasing you, and saving to you some trouble: I had them framed and Guilt as the original.

The price of the frame with the Glass is twelve Dollars; Which the two engravings 10 Dollars: the whole amount to the sum of Twenty two Dollars. If you want, Sir, the two engravings only; I will send them to you according to your choice or Deliver them to any of your friends in this. I am waiting for your answer with Esteem Sir Your most humble servt.

Boqueta de Woisery2

P. S. Please, sir, to Direct your Letter to John L. Boqueta de Woisery No: 151 in South Sixth Street between Lombard and Pine Streets. Philadelphia.

RC (DNA: RG 59, ML). Docketed by Wagner.

1The engraving referred to is a “Plan of New Orleans & its environs” (1803), of which there are three known copies (NUC).

2John L. Boqueta de Woisery (Woiseri) was an engraver and a landscape painter in aquatint and watercolors (George C. Groce and David H. Wallace, The New-York Historical Society’s Dictionary of Artists in America, 1564–1860 [New Haven, 1957], 65).

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