Altona the 20 Sept: 1805
The inclosed essay to collect the Principles of the english & french Prize courts for the neutral Commerce & to advise means & ways to get better terms in future days for the neutral Flag I do myself the honour to sent Your Excellency as a free Tribut to Your Virtues, Wisdom & Talents of which America enjoys the Blessings & the whole civilized World admires the Excistance.
May Providence long grant you the most happiest carrieer a mortal can enjoy. This The sincere wish of Your Excellencys Most humble Servant
F J Jacobsen
CSmH: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.