Philadelphia Walnut Street, No. 39.
August 3d. 1804
Some time, in last May, I had the honor of inclosing you the first Copy of my Song entitled “The Acquisition of Louisiana,” which was intended to express the Sentiment of a Nation respecting their Chief Magistrate, on the great event of acquiring Louisiana.—As I am anxious to know whether you have received it, permit me, Sir, to request the favor of a Line on the occasion.
with the most respectful Consideration I have the honor to be Sir your most obedient Servant
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.