Down Bromley Kent

                                                                         Nov. 6th  [1845]

Dear Sir

Absence from home has prevented me sooner acknowledging your truly generous present of the Final Report on the geology of Massachusetts.- I assure you I feel verily the honor & kindness you have done me.  I have as yet read only a little, but I see that there will be much that will interest me greatly; I allude more especially to your detailed accounts of the alluvial deposits, ice & water action &c. &c.