Semmes’ Hotel. City of Washington
Feby 21st. 1806
Though reluctant to add to the number of solicitations which your high station and character subject you to I cannot but submit to your consideration the enclosed proposals, in the hope that my work may enjoy that patronage from the Father of his Country which it shall be my endeavour to make it merit.
With sentiments of the most profound esteem & respect Your excellency’s obedt Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.