From Gideon Granger
Suffield Novr: 8th: 1801.
Yours of 31st. Ultimo arrived last Evening
In Conformity to Your Wishes within Ten days I will sett off for Washington and tarry with you untill such time as I can return without Injury to the Public on any ground—you being Judge. when that period arrives I must claim the priviledge of returning to arange my private concerns, which are very numerous and extensive. evry Exertion in my power shall allways be made to bear up against the Aristocratic phalanx.
Your Sincere friend
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thos: Jefferson Esq Presidt. of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 14 Nov. and so recorded in SJL.