Albany 23 Nov 1822
The enclosed letters were written to draw the public attention to Objects of natural science and internal improvement. One being done at a time when the writer was with public duties, they were sent to the of in this place transcription & with very little A in New York having thought proper to republish them in a volume, they of course contain numerous errors, which I have corrected in the copy which you will be so good as to accept may amuse a vacant hour if such occurs in your useful life. The information in Page 131 was derived from George Forman then a Member of Congress . you can presume on its correctness
NNC: De Witt Clinton Papers.