From Joseph T. Scott
Philada. Apl. 28th. 1803
Being indisposed for several days I was prevented from acknowledging the receipt of yours of the 9th. containing two papers of information.
Accept I pray you the assurances of my personal esteem for your very polite and kind attention to my request.
I expect to have, in a short time, the life of Washington in the press.
With sentiments of great respect I am Sir your most obt. Sert.
RC (DLC); torn; at foot of text: “President of the [. . .] States”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 May and so recorded in SJL.