Monto May 5. 26.
I am very thankful to you for your letter of Apr. 15. after so many years of reflection & experience it is consolatory to me to learn that a f. c. still continues to approve of the line of my conduct in the transaction of the affairs. with respect to my own embarrasmts, when I see so many persons failing who are so much better qualified for private business then I am, and so much less obstructed in their attention to their , I cannot wonder that I too have fallen into their lot. for the interest you are pleased to express towards my self accept my thanks the assurance of a due sensibility for , and my great and personal respect.
MoSHi: Thomas Jefferson Collection (formerly Bixby).