James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Francis Hoskins, 29 June 1801

From Francis Hoskins

Philadelphia June 29th. 1801.

Honored Sir

I humbly request you’ll Accept the Inclosed Tables addressed to you. Also I send to your care the letter and inclosed Tables1 for his Excellency the President. I left them open for your Inspection, to seal present them and Act the needful as to your better Judgment shall seem ⟨f⟩it, that your employment may be long and happy is the sincere wish of him who is Sir—with sentiments of great respect your much obliged and most obedient Servt.

Francis Hoskins

P. S. Gen. Proctor will Inform my Honesty Integrity and abilities. He lately got an employ from the Governor. I had the Honor of an Interv[i]ew with the President in April 1800. when I showed him an Easter table with the other moveab⟨le⟩ feasts calculated for 300 years, on a new plan in 35 lines—and other Improvements in Navigation, &c.

E⟨xc⟩use bad paper. I hope to present you tables wrote on better, and without folds. I present you with a second table that you may give one to a friend.

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