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To James Madison from Charles Willson Peale (Abstract), 17 April 1805

§ From Charles Willson Peale

17 April 1805, “Museum.” “Desireous of having some business done in the Patent Office I have taken the liberty of sending the enclosed Letter.1 The Guide2 will shew you some of my progress to bring my Museum into use and public notice. Present my respectful compliments to Mrs. Madison and believe me your friend.”

Letterbook copy (PPAmP). 1 p.

1Enclosure not found.

2Peale presumably enclosed a copy of his Guide to the Philadelphia Museum (Philadelphia, 1805; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819 (22 vols.; New York, 1958–66). description ends 9106).

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