Montr. Decr. 30. 182
About the close of the last Session of Congs. I recd. from you a Copy in Pamphlet form of your Speech on the Panama Mission. It being for some time thereafter uncertain where you would be found, my acknowledgments for the favor were neglected. If not too late, I beg leave to offer them. The subject appears to have been very ably discussed on both sides; and your views of it, are to be classed with those best fitted to enlighten future estimates of the talents & policy of the National Councils. Be pleased to accept Sir the expression, of my consideration & great respect.