Portsmouth N. Hampshire
October 3rd. 1804.
The enclosed letter which has been forwarded to me at this place where I happened to be on a visit, I have the honor to transmit by the first mail. I hope the circumstance of my being absent from Boston (which has occasioned a delay of two or three posts) may be productive of no inconvenience, and have the honor to add an assurance of the high respect & esteem with which I am always
your obedt. Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.