Washington July 8. 1806
I inclose you an order of the bank of the US. at this place on that at Philadelphia for five hundred Dollars on the usual account. I shall leave this place about the latter part of the month for Monticello & after a few days rest there proceed to Bedford from which place however I shall be returned to Monticello by the middle of August. this will be before the time by which you expected to reach that; consequently in time to recieve the pleasure of your visit as promised in your former letter. our information from England encourages a hope that there will be such arrangements entered into there as may be accepted on our part. from Paris we may expect now daily to hear something, as mr Skipwith must have arrived there by the middle of May. notwithstanding the efforts made here to render that negotiation abortive the dictates of interest & good sense may very likely prevail over the irritation endeavored to be excited, and preserve our peace by producing us justice. Accept my affectionate salutations & assurances of great & constant esteem and attachment.
DLC: William Short Papers.