Boston Augt. 30th. 1815
Will you permit me to presume you may think proper, to appoint a Commissioner, to meet the one appointed by the British Government, to ascertain the boundary line, on the eastern part of the U. States.
I have taken the liberty, Sir, to name, The Honbl. John Holmes of Alford, in the District of Maine, as possessing talents, and of application, equal to any one in this Section of the U. S. either of Commissioner, or Agent He is known by you, Sir. If you should honour him with the appointment of either of those offices, I hope & believe he will discharge the duties to your approbation. I have the honor to be, Sir, with great respect yr Most Obt. Hul Sevt
DLC: Papers of James Madison.