Chatham may the 1 1806
itak the liberty to send a sekond letter to you on the subject of perpetual motion imost heartyly disere youre patronage under which I have no doubt of showing to the world the long sought object of longitud to my countrys head isubmit the trial of my plan which if it does not suckseed iwill forfeit my darling liberty it shall not be the only advantage arriseing from your care. the missisippi shall become as eassy of access as any river in Amererica Sir if you pleas to answer this direct to Ambrose Bayley Chatham Middlesex county State of Connecticut
Sir ibeing in low circumstance idesire you to send mee an order which will answer my expences to Washington as iam determined not to discover it untill isee you personally
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.