From William Wirt
Richmond July 20th 1812
I have just recd yours of the 13th and can only assure you of my constant attention to your interest. I can not think with patience, of your having this repose, to which you are so justly entitled, interrupted, in this way and yet, rather inconsistently I am sincerely pleased at having an opportunity of being any way useful to you: for I am yours in very truth devotedly yours
Tr (MdHi: Wirt Papers); at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.” Recorded in SJL as received 31 July 1812.