James Madison Papers

James Madison to Ferdinand R. Hassler, 3 December 1824

Decr 3. 1824

Dr. Sir

I have recd yr. favor of Novr. 25. with a copy of the papers relating to the Survey of the Coast for which I return my thanks. Not being able to bestow on them a critical examination, I might infer in part the merit of what has been done from the Scientific & other qualifications a confidence in which led to your selection for the important Work. With an expression of my continued esteem & respects, I pray you to be assured of my good wishes

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