25 June 1806
On the recommendation of Mr Latrobe, a Mr Demun has been appointed to take the Survey of the coast. Had Barnwell’s application come in time he might have been united: but all the instructions were sent during your stay at Monticello and immediately before my journey to the Westward. Even if he had been joined, I do not know how he could have been spared during the sickly season. Mr Briggs has I believe, a right to appoint a principal deputy at N. Orleans with a small salary; but I have not here the law.
With respectful attachment Your obedt. Servt.
I enclose the copy of the instructions to Dumain, which, not being yet received, I request may be returned—
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.