Washington, House of Rep. Jan 10th. 1828
G. C. Verplanck presents his compliments to Mr Madison and requests his acceptance of a little volume recently published at NewYork. Though written under an assumed name of a single author it is in fact the summer amusement of three gentlemen whose ordinary studies and occupations are of a graver cast, to which the Publisher has thought fit to add some embellishments of the arts. Whatever may be it’s literary merit it affords a pleasing specimen of the progress of fine & mechanical arts among us. It is presented as a slight mark of the very sincere respect entertained by the authors for the character & services of Mr Madison
RC (DLC). Docketed by James Madison.