To Mitchell & Buel
Washington June 22. 1802.
I become with pleasure a subscriber to your paper, the Political barometer. you will oblige me by information of the most convenient place where I can pay the subscription. this would be the most so; but I could have it done in Philadelphia. accept my wishes for it’s success and my respects.
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Messrs. Mitchell & Buel”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.
TJ received the POLITICAL BAROMETER gratis from its editors who wrote from Poughkeepsie on 2 July, “Your Excellency’s acceptance of our paper is all the compensation we have ever contemplated” (RC in DLC; endorsed by TJ as received 9 July and so recorded in SJL).