Aug. 1. 1825
I recd. Sir, some time ago, your favour of June 7 inclosing a sample of the Vicuna wool, and I would ask you to excuse an unintentional delay in thanking you for it.
I am not sure that I had before seen the article in its unwrought State: I have often seen the delicate fabric made of it, which is understood to have been a monopoly of the Spanish Court, and obtained thence as a special favor only.
The introduction of the race producing such a fleece into the U. S. has been spoken of; and might not perhaps be frustrated by the difference of physical circumstances. It is worthy of experiment at least, where favorable opportunities present themselves. With friendly respects