To Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours
Washington Apr. 21. 1802
I cherish the hope of seeing you here in the course of the present week as your letter of the 13th. gives me to hope. I believe that the destinies of great countries depend on it. such is the crisis now existing. I shall say to you much which I cannot commit to paper. should I not see you, I shall forward some letters of which I will ask your care, and then express to you my Adieux and wishes for your happiness and a pleasant voyage.
RC (DeGH); addressed: “M. Dupont de Nemours. New York”; franked and postmarked. PrC (DLC); at foot of text in ink: “Dupont de Nemours.”