Monticello Aug. 3. 04.
Your favor of the 30th. ult. came to hand last night. as the question how far we can place the Indian funds under private direction & cooperation lies within the department of War, I have this day written to Genl. Dearborne on it. if he be still at Washington I may expect an early answer: if gone on to Maine, it will be some time first. in either case as soon as his answer is recieved you shall hear from me. Accept my salutations & assurances of respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.