James Madison Papers

William Thornton to James Madison, 1 March 1824

City of Washington 1st. March 1824.

My dear Sir

The Bearer of this Letter Mr. John Finch, is the Grandson of Dr. Priestley, who comes recommended to me in the highest manner. He is travelling merely to view the Country, & is not only very desirous of seeing our great mountains & Rivers, but our great men, & of course you & Mr. Jefferson. Mr. Finch has given Lectures on Geology, and has visited New York & Philada. Your Country will furnish him with many Objects worthy of contemplation. With my most respectful Complimts. to your excellent Lady, & Family—I am with the highest respect & consideration Yrs. &c

William Thornton

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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