Friday 17th Feby 1826
I have the pleasure to inform You that the Bill in Your behalf was to-day ordered to be engrossed by a large majority.
It is calculated by Your friends that it will pass to, by a decided majority—
The objects of the application were not at first understood by many members, voting, against the leave to bring in the Bill, and I fear the Federalists were active in perverting them—
I believe that few will now vote against the bill, except the Federal delegates of who there are too many— opposition is more than compensated by the zeal & devotion of your friends, among whom I am proud to subscribe myself as your affectionate & devoted servt
WM F Gordon
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.