James Madison Papers

David Hoffman to James Madison, 14 February 1833

Baltimore Feb 14. 1833.

Respected Sir 

I contemplate sailing for Europe in April, with the view of a hasty tour through England, France, Germany and Italy, during an absence of only about sixteen months. My main design therefore, will be to take an exterior view of things, but am still desirous to go well documented. I am particularly anxious to have a coup d’œil at least, of many of the savans of Europe. If it comports Entirely with your convenience to furnish me with any letters, I shall be greatly obliged; but I pray you in this respect to be guided wholly by your comfort and convenience. Mrs. Hoffman will probably accompany me, she prays to be respectfully remembered to Mrs. Madison and yourself—Wishing you a long continuance of health and all blessings—I am dear Sir—with high consideration very truly your ob St

David Hoffman


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