Philada. July 15. 1806.
Honored & Dear Sir
I cannot but express the sincere satisfaction, I feel on the appointment of an old Revolutionary officer, to a post which will render him comfortable. Genl. Shee is entitled to great credit for the purity & uniformity of his principles & conduct. He withstood persecution in the Federal reign of terror in 98’ & resisted temptation in the unfortunate struggle of 1805. in this state. From the best information I have, I believe the decided Republicans are to a man highly gratified with his appointment & I should presume, it would give satisfaction to the well disposed generally. I am with great esteem
Yours Very Sincerely
C. A. Rodney
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.