From Daniel Brent
Washington, Department of State, June 20. 1817.
I have just recd the letter (addressed, thro’ mistake, to my Brother William) which you did me the Honor to write to me on the 8th of this month, and I have the satisfaction to inform you that the one which came enclosed for Mr Gallatin is already forwarded from this Department to New york, to be transmitted thence by some safe opportunity to France.
It will at all times afford me the highest gratification to forward your letters, or in any other way to contribute to your accommodation and Convenience, by executing such other Commands as you may please to honor me with. I am, Dear Sir, with sentiments of the greatest Respect and Esteem, your very obedt servt
RC (DLC); at foot of first page: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 June 1817 and so recorded in SJL.