To Peter S. Du Ponceau
Montpr. June 29 1821
J. Madison presents his friendly respects to Mr. Duponceau with thanks for his “Discourse on the early history of Pennsa.”1 He has found it one of those fine morsels which can not be tasted without a Wish that there was more of it.
Draft (DLC); letterbook copy (PHi: Peter S. Du Ponceau Letterbook, 1777–1839).
1. Peter S. Du Ponceau, A Discourse on the Early History of Pennsylvania: Being an Annual Oration Delivered before the American Philosophical Society, Held at Philadelphia, for Promoting Useful Knowledge; Pursuant to Their Appointment, in the Hall of the University of Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, the 6th of June, 1821 (Philadelphia, 1821; Shoemaker 5213). JM’s copy, which is inscribed to him by Du Ponceau on the title page, is in the Madison Collection, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library.