War Dept 20th March 1819
The statement of Mr Hayner of the amount due to M. Poiry, and such of the documents as be requested to be returned to him are herewith enclosed. If it is the wish of M. Poiry, that the amount may be paid to you, by transmitting evidence of it to this Department it will be paid to you, as his agent. A formal power of attorney will not be necessary.—A request in the form of a letter for you to recieve or transmit it to him will be sufficient; or if be omitted to make such a request, and you should think proper, to recieve what is due to him in an account, it can be paid to you, and his receipt or power to recieve it be hereafter obtained.
I hope your health is entirely restored. Your indisposition has strongly evinced the deep hold which you have on the sympathy of your count. to your friends, it was the source of great satisfaction to observe, that all party animosity towards you had subsided to respect & esteem for your great and illustrious services. That the continuance of your life may long afford our country an opportunity to express these sentiments towards you, is my most ardent desire.
J. C. Calhoun
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.