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I have recd your favour inclosing a copy of your "View of the Committee powers of Congress."
Without entering into questions which may grow out of the twofold character of the Senate of the U. S. as a Legislative, and Judicial Body, your observations suggest a fuller investigation and more accurate definition of the privileges and authorities, of the several Departments & Branches of our Republican Government than have yet been bestowed on them. The task would be well worthy the most skilful hands. With my thanks Sir for your communication I tender my friendly salutations and good wishes.