From Robert Wright
Congress Hall June [July] 6. 1812—
After a tedious, an Anxious Session, but one which I confidently hope will be gratifying to the patriotic Feelings of the American people, whose Honor and Interest we have felt it necessary to secure, by a Declaration of War, We are just returning to our Constituents on whom we rely, for a Justification of the most important Legislative Act—I have said so much as an Introduction to a Congratulation to you in Your Retirement, and in the Enjoyment of the Affections of a grateful people—which may long continue to enjoy. I am with prideful pleasure Your sincere Friend, & Hble Servt
RC (MoSHi: TJC-BC); misdated; endorsed by TJ as a letter dated “(June for) July 6. 12.” and so recorded in SJL, which indicates that it was received 11 July 1812.