Philad. 1. March 1819
I am ordered by the Historical Committee to inform your that they have caused to be transmitted to you a Copy of the first Volume of their Transactions, which I understand the Bookseller has already forwarded by Mail This was rather done irregularly, their order having been anticipated by one of their officers. I have now the honor to request in their name your acceptance of the Book as a tribute of their respect & gratitude, & to express their earnest wish that you may See in it with pleasure the first fruits of that Zeal, which you have contributed so much to produce.
|Peter S. Du Ponceau|
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.