Montpellier Jany. 28. 1830
J Madison has recd. the copy of "Essays on American Silk," with which Mr. Duponceau has obligingly favored him. Silk and Wine are precious staples to be added to the stock already possessed by our Country; and whoever contributes to the introduction & establishment of either, by such valuable instruction as distinguishes the "Essays" has a just claim on all, for the thanks which an individual now very sincerely offers.
RC (owned by Mrs. Robert I. Cummin, Villanova, Pa., ); FC (DLC); letterbook copy (PHi: Peter S. Duponceau Letterbook, 1777-1839).