Washington 7th. Novbr. 1816
I beg leave to present you with two Peruvian Tiger Skins, which you’ll please to accept as a small token to record that gratitude which in common with our country, I shall never cease to owe you, and that high respect for virtues and merits, which I feel too Strongly to express by words. With profound respect and esteem, I am Sir your most obdt. Servt.
DLC: Papers of James Madison.